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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • and spirit that enables a person to attain to such cognition and
    • an advanced level on which one attains the personal experiences in
    • presentation. The problem of how one may gain personal comprehension
    • what would be conveyed in personal instructions. Thus it must initially
    • be noted that most people require the aid of a personal teacher in
    • this field. Some might be of the opinion that a person can develop in
    • life personal guidance is supposedly necessary. The nature of such
    • guidance, however, gives sufficient guaranty that no person comes by
    • in a person, but nobody, not even his closest friend, need notice
    • require one thing of the aspirant without which no higher personal
    • without personal guidance. He who sets forth the guide-lines must be
    • personality. These qualities are symptoms and direct results of the
    • confronts each person. There is one golden rule that must be followed
    • Therefore, a person seeking mystical development must first of all
    • be so incorporated into one's being that a person becomes enabled to
    • objectively as a chemical might be tested in an experiment. A person
    • and calm logical thinking, or a person who has such decisions but has
    • acquire new characteristics, thoughts and inclinations. A person must
    • through sheer force of will. A formerly careless person must get
    • and small matters. The clearer the issues that a person perceives
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  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • — and also for our question today. For this reason anyone who
    • personalities of world-historic development of recent times —
    • traditions lost their importance in comparison to the claims of the
    • have a similar relation to the average person in the street as does a
    • no more right to judge than a blind person has the right to pass
    • the human soul. For this reason tremendously powerful feelings and
    • has been transformed even more by such a personality as Schiller, and
    • still more by a personality who stands in no relation at all to
    • a forgetful child, he will still be a forgetful person today. One can
    • etheric body. When the ordinary person learns, he learns with the
    • become a different person. His habits and temperament must change;
    • And it is from this that you find everywhere the comparison of the
    • For this reason it
    • which is beyond gender, beyond the personal — to rise to the
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • in marketing, that a healthy person cannot possibly be sustained
    • fortunately the herbivores, so this dubious reasoning continues,
    • vegetarian for “righteous” reasons, nor is meat to be
    • it is. Diet, through spiritual development, becomes the personal
    • must be confident that when a person has perceived the truth of
    • “Just as when I see another person and it dawns on me that in
    • A person, of course, can adopt either diet as a panacea if he
    • Nevertheless, it is not without reason that a mixed diet has become
    • the correct one for some people purely for reasons of health, the
    • corresponding results. If by eating meat a person is relieved of
    • bound up with, the external world. When a person takes his
    • will no longer restrict himself to a narrow life. The person who is
    • easily to lift themselves out of their narrow circles. The person
    • person's eyes whether or not he produces his own fat. It can be
    • seen in the eyes of a person whether or not his astral body is
    • of character are created when a person takes his nourishment from
    • spiritual scientific reason showing that alcohol produces
    • spiritual science that when a person drinks alcohol, it takes over
    • the specific activity that otherwise belongs wholly to the person's
    • ego. A person who drinks much alcohol needs less food and his body
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  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • These two poles become evident when we observe a person placed in two
    • vent to it by striking the person who insulted him. We are there
    • your own thinking, of your personal resolutions. When someone knocks
    • reason of all that has been said concerning the nature of Jesus of
    • these two streams can, however, come about only if a person is able to
    • it possible for the Sons of Fire and of Light to move about the Earth,
    • teachings concerning the Christ Being and the Sons of Fire — the
    • Sons of Fire, will appear in a physical body as Bodhisattva, can be
    • personality then takes place. The Maitreya Buddha will reveal his
    • humanity. The reason why men cannot be addressed in this way at the
    • complex being. The reason for this complexity is that he is connected
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • forces may be able to see these things but there is no reason why one who
    • perhaps when a person becomes an emotional fidgety-gibbet, that is to
    • that pass like an epidemic from person to person and thus those who are
    • the tenuous interest that may exist in the core of a person's soul for his
    • This exercise is based on the fact that the person's ego is brought
    • Again, there is a way of helping a person with such symptoms, provided
    • the person is made healthier.
    • In still another exercise a person should endeavor to watch himself the
    • son that he could fulfill, he is apt to awaken the boy's antipathy. Since it
    • then, is to be done? The answer is for the person guiding the child or
    • it is also good to list the reasons against.
    • often convinced he will be if he does the things there are so many reasons in
    • favor of doing, and disregards the things there are so many reasons
    • themselves what they should do than find reasons in themselves to act.
    • weak-willed person will be the victor. This is a most significant phenomenon
    • weak-willed person will have been brought about by the adviser whose
    • has made on you. Your personal relationship with him should be
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • Now, as a rule, I am disinclined to speak of personal matters, but in the
    • anything else. Of course, any comparison concerning mankind's
    • personal existence. He could then experience the outer course of
    • season to another. Even as our hands share in the life of our bodies,
    • with a soul permeated by spiritual science. Such a person would have
    • have this inner, mystical experience of Christ. By way of comparison,
    • and dark for us. The same reasoning applies to the other senses. They
  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • the holy things of heaven. So, for this reason, the sinful souls look like
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • souls who, by reason of their karma, have been led to Spiritual
    • away from the earth at which the animal is compelled to look by reason
    • nature. But like so many of the comparisons which are made this one is
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • reason why illness results from the selfishness of our organs. Today we
    • Suppose someone were to approach a poisonous plant, or anything else
    • seeking reason might have thought with scornful mockery about all that
    • human body. I leave it to future research to determine the reason, which I
    • personally, more and more, the spiritual power that came from without
    • aesthetic sense. Every experience with this person, whether of teaching
    • and myself. One of these, the person mentioned above, left us upon the
    • watchfulness of a spiritual personality. But then when it came to
    • conversation with this personality — one may call it conversation since
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • science in the sense that any unprejudiced person trained in natural
    • reason. Granted, this way of thinking must be applied to the very
    • I'd like to start with a comparison from natural science, not to prove
    • inner qualities of another person. Just as the chemist can split water
    • French philosopher Bergson, a man who certainly shows no tendency to
    • What activity does a person usually engage in when he confronts his
    • A person observed in this activity seems to be engaged in something
    • such concentration is to be fruitful, that person must indeed become
    • person who does exercises of this kind. And if he continues to do them
    • are not well suited to spiritual research. The less a person tends in
    • of hallucinations and visions that a person remains passive; he
    • explained with a scientific comparison. When we extract hydrogen, it
    • clouds; that's a lily, that's a rose.” Leading a person from one
    • developed, so that a person can reach the stage of giving himself
    • person doing the exercise forgets his body so completely that he not
    • reason to accuse spiritual science of Buddhistic leanings.
    • Copernicus. But a truly religious person knows that God's glory and
    • A truly religious person can grasp that religion is only enriched and
    • the spiritual world. A person who has not worked his way into the
    • previously in the realm of the spirit only by a person who had learned
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  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • with his wings broken, who for this reason begins to fall into the
    • son of Constantius Chlorus, defeated Maxentius and thus introduced
    • For this reason, legends inform us that unusually endowed people, who
    • tells us that Olaf Åsteson, in church
    • prior to a person's birth he lives in the mother's womb in a dreaming,
    • happening in the world outside. If by virtue of his karma a person
    • such a person would have to be born on the sixth day of January. Joan
    • luciferic, and for this reason Asian religious evolution is the
    • Central Europe, notice a person who earlier in his life did not yet
    • cosmic forces. If some event in this person's life brought about his
    • Hence, when a person who for some time was leading an external
    • conversion. We will want to look into the soul of such a person and
    • characteristics. What is called the national mentality of a person
    • physical body. For this reason man overcomes his sense of national
    • Christ figure. For this reason Michael has to fight a battle in
    • period of time. A person dying in a war, however, loses his ether body
    • explain by means of a comparison: causes are mistaken for effects, and
    • vice versa. I have frequently used the following example. A person
    • talking about is Robinson Crusoe. The description of Robinson is so
    • shrewd that once the mind has accepted the ideas in the Robinson tale,
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • because it emanates from one person or another. We found communities
    • wants to be a person on his own, to be an individual only. You drive
    • the personal element, through which every single man feels himself an
  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • another person. This will not be so strongly visible upon his face as a
    • person, it is therefore significant — indeed, it is to some extent a
    • is a good person and that is an evil one. Just as to-day we know that
    • that this is a good person and that a bad one ... Of course, there will
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • might quite properly inquire whether there is any reason, in the spiritual
    • taken place in human life during this period in comparison with the
    • seems quite reasonable to ask why something further should be required which
    • science. I am going to speak about a simple son of the soil caught in the
    • veritable martyr to his convictions, for he spent much time in prison on
    • In making this statement I am not just voicing my personal opinion, but
    • comparison, that the musical ear has to the perception which is focused
    • For this reason the literature of Spiritual Science has to be conceived
    • synchronous vibration with spiritual existence. Henceforth such a person
    • is regarded just like other writings, the reason is simply and solely the
    • And for the very reason that Spiritual Science or Anthroposophy is still
    • repose during the winter Thus the succession of the seasons of the year
    • within the earth, stimulates earth life itself by reason of spirit having
    • that the warm and sultry summer is the earth's sleeping season, and that
    • cold weather which wraps the earth in snow is the season when the earth is
    • this will be unaffected by the superficial objection, that the comparison
    • influence of these forces. By reason of the human being containing the
    • planetary being, as a child is the son of his father. While the son resembles
    • for it must originate in the dead personality itself. In such a case it will
    • and more persons will discover that Spiritual Science, contrary to
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  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • them about, for reasons which we still have to consider. But just as
    • indications as to the lessons we can learn from it.
    • same subject by Woodrow Wilson. I have carried out the experiment with
    • Wilson and insert them bodily in Hermann Grimm's essays, for they are
    • Wilson. And yet there is a radical difference between the two — a
    • sentence. In Woodrow Wilson, on the other hand, it is as though his
    • from Woodrow Wilson's side derives from a certain state of possession.
    • friends of our cause bring me quotations from this or that person, or
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • between people is fundamentally a complicated matter. When one person
    • meeting, in the confrontation between one person and another. We must
    • person stands opposite another, when one person meets another? Nothing
    • less than that a certain force works from one person to the other. The
    • between them. We cannot confront another person in life with
    • interchange between two people. The impression which one person makes
    • frequently find in social life that one person gets lulled to
    • one person to dull the consciousness of the other so that a social
    • also present. If you meet a person you are continuously standing in a
    • one's personality, in opposition to the social structure of society.
    • the pendulum between social and anti-social forces. The person who
    • are indeed the pillars on which personal independence rests. At
    • when a person on his own account, for his individual self, must evolve
    • personalities, as the center of the review. What have we gained from
    • this or that person who has come into our life? This is our natural
    • forms part of us could not be there at all unless this or that person
    • this or that person — if we try to see ourselves in the mirror of
    • merely to hate or love something connected with the person, but to
    • him. For this reason it is so very difficult to acquire the activity
    • souls as the products of these persons. In this way we acquire the
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  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • Hermann Grimm while I was in personal contact with him, there was one
    • about Hermann Grimm — not thinking of him as a personality but as a
    • personality, for the thinking of thousands and thousands of scholarly
    • social sphere; For the reason why the social life of Middle Europe has
    • man's life of soul. The only persons who can gain satisfaction from
    • outside the purview of the modern State for the very reason that it
    • healthy human reason what clairvoyance can discover. It is not
    • comparison is no mere analogy, but is founded upon facts of the spiritual
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • We shall then see what a great impact on a person's everyday life these
    • We have got it and yet we haven't got it. Many a person struggles at some
    • forces. Where does man himself, as an ordinary person, belong? The part
    • These visual aid lessons get frightfully trivial and trite. It is bound to
    • not just get the sort of lessons where it matter-of-factly takes in what it
    • for the person's later development; for lessons taken in purely through
    • learned, how to teach a child is learned, how to arrange the lesson is
    • other aspects, and that a person can eat without having studied
    • botanists. It is that the educator has to be born in a person and not that
    • other person's being. This will come about as a matter of course if people
    • the other person but notice at the most that one person has a more pointed
    • another person, who is, let us say, a railway clerk, asks you how his life
  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • of air-vibrations is like a person who says: Man has only his physical
    • knowledge that has an individual-personal bearing. If we did not
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • falling asleep. We perceive the objects around us, reason about these
    • Think of a person whose soul is fired with enthusiasm for a high moral
    • modern thought has every reason to do so, because otherwise it would
    • secret societies, Masonic societies and the like. There is usually
    • Emperor Julian (called for this reason ‘the Apostate’) —
    • death by cunning means. There are reasons which induce certain occult
    • unveiled. And now you will understand some of the deeper reasons for
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • reason why they appear real to our consciousness is because they are
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • This is in truth the deeper reason for the chaos in our modern life.
  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • this time of festival, with this season which yearly renews the memory
    • underwent many changes before it became that reasoning analytical
    • different matter to call upon the reasoning of children through the
    • conception and birth are rising up within him. But for a person with
    • we live through between birth and death. For this reason the science
    • analytical reasoning powers alone. And in the 19th century naturalism
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • personification or what you will, in those ancient schools of wisdom
    • comparison with ancient conceptions.
    • teaching of Copernicus (as it did until the year 1827), the reason was
    • itself free from the human-personal in him, so that in his thoughts he
    • abstract reasoning from concept to concept; rather do we use inwardly
    • dim, by comparison. For a sense of self, for an experience of self,
    • reasoning and experiment. Knowledge of the spirit must be taken into
    • by F. M. Stawell and G. L. Dickinson. G. Bell & Sons, 1928.
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • The reason why the will is so mysterious and secret is that in many
    • in comparison with that of the ancient Persians, really amounts to
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • Today we distinguish the consonant from the vowel element in speech. I
    • unconscious. If a person sees something belonging to the outer world
    • consonant nature.
    • are cosmic music, they are consonants. And the forming of consonants
    • consonants, whereas in our etheric body we bear a reflection of the
    • way that consonants can be produced. While the child is learning to
    • of the consonants. If you imagine the vowel A to be placed in here
    • us add one of the consonants to something like this — IOSUA — let us
    • name expressed with a consonant in it, the deed of the divine being
    • of cosmic consonants. Because I stand here on the earth, there sounds
    • Zodiac in the way of world consonants, then go far enough away:
    • reason for the difference between an Asiatic and an American? The
    • reason is that the starry heavens are portrayed at two different
    • cosmic name of a person was found in accordance with what he
    • vowels with the planets and added them to the consonants of the
    • planet, the single consonant with the single sign of the Zodiac; thus,
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • adult life, our organs have imprisoned in them the several forms and
    • they are imprisoned there; and thereby the astral body itself becomes
    • person and he does it, this, too, is inscribed, through the relation
    • of the content of our words to what the person does. In short, the
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • How often it is the case that a man would like to be a person of note
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • that its life follows the cycle of the seasons. Take for example an insect:
    • season it will emerge and shed its chrysalis-form, at another time lay its
    • principally to the Father God, and in Christ he had the Son of God. In God
    • Mystery of Golgotha, the Son of God has united with the earth's life, and
    • yet we as mankind turn the cosmic harmony into dissonance. And thus, I may
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • activity, poisons the organism. When the etheric body approaches
    • that when a person is born he does not penetrate strongly enough with
    • person refuses to absorb the soul-spiritual. This night organization
    • of a person lying in bed — not of the invisible man, who is
    • human being, for example when a person gets stuck with a splinter and
    • that frequently develops in a person with a fever, it could be
    • possible to provide quite a bit of strength to a second person, if
    • concerning poisons that occur in nature, for example the poison in
    • belladonna, the deadly nightshade: how are actual poisons different
    • something else to take place, as it does with a poison. Poisonous
    • example, be found in the poison of the deadly nightshade. We also
    • poison of the Jimsonweed fruit, in hyoscyamus (henbane), etc.
    • the poison of the deadly nightshade, we get a significant
    • nature. Atropine, the poison of the deadly nightshade, can thus be
    • human being. The moment there is too much of this poison, however, we
    • the peculiar symptoms of poisoning occur. First the point of origin
    • deadly nightshade poison; then the forces working from below upward
    • organism, a person receives something that goes up to the finest
    • poisonous, though only slightly. We would have to know that when
    • Waldorf education, we would not expect that every person could be a
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  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • become conscious of all this). The reason for this confusion is that the
    • opposite activity in the head, in the nerve-sense system, when the person
    • nerve-sense system becomes so strong in the person suffering from
    • which should always work in the healthy organism. This is when a person
    • person to take up the remedy through the metabolic system, which then
    • about a change one would have to count upon the insight of every person
    • an effect on the health and illness of a person — if not immediately,
    • whereby we attempt, through purely soul-spiritual influences, from person
    • to person, — which I naturally cannot describe in detail any more
    • that one can hardly approach the ill person with rational discussion. As a
    • the person moving them, The vowel aspect is transformed so that the
    • person makes healthy movements which are drawn out of eurythmy and
    • called the albuminizing forces in man, while the consonant forces in
    • the working together of consonant and vowel eurythmy to bring about a
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • Son and Holy Spirit. They — the essential Trinity —
    • being of man, entering into the organs of speech and song. Never
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • Elijah refer to the same person. In non-English speaking
    • our anthroposophical understanding of times and seasons, if we are really
    • is of very great significance. A personality who was most deeply devoted to
    • that one can really do for Raphael as a personality is to write of how one
    • about the earthly personality of Raphael at all.
    • The truth is, my dear friends, this earthly personality of Raphael was
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • Das Sonnenmysterium und das Mysterium von Tod und
    • unable to advance to an esoteric knowledge. For this reason we must
    • Earth. He is an initiate, a sage of death, and for this reason he is
    • comparison, for I must always use human expressions in cases where
    • modern speech, which has already become abstract. For this reason, I
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • his marked personality, the expression of Christian ideals of that
    • time. The Christian type of his days, not the individual personal
    • concern themselves with the single personality, with the individual.
    • with a certain understanding for the representation of the personality
    • good circumstances, so that his son was able to attend the grammar
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • personality.
    • and in spite of his strong personality, the basic expression of
    • not the individual human personality, appeared in the foreground.
    • interest in the individual personality. But little by little a
    • certain understanding for the representation of the personality
    • circumstances, so that his son was able to attend the Latin
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • Before one can understand Freemasonry, one must study the original
    • relationships, Freemasonry. Freemasonry really belongs here, in spite
    • called ‘the Son of the Widow.’ His followers called
    • themselves ‘Sons of the Widow.’ Manes designated himself
    • teaching, making a personality whom he calls ‘Faustus’ the
    • designates himself as the Son, He it is who prepares the soul to
    • Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, the Son of the Widow? It means that he
    • gentleness (Milde). In those who are the followers of the Sons
    • other: Jesuitism (Augustinianism) and Freemasonry (Manicheanism).
    • Church, Evil, Father, Faustus, Freemason, gentleness, Good, Isis,
    • Manichean, Manicheanism, Manes, Mason, Masonry, Mother, Osiris,
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • by M. H. Eyre, edited by H. Collison.
    • 1904. Translated by M. H. Eyre, edited by H. Collison. (From the
    • We should consider what eminent persons have said about the relation
  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • souls; what seems to be remote from us personally is often what the
    • discipline and control. This must be said, for it is the reason why it
    • once to the other person. This is the greatest error when it is a
    • it is caused by the death of a child or of an older person.
    • called egotistical pain. An older person who has died does not lose us
    • the case of an older person, we must direct our thoughts of
    • right intercourse with an older person it is very important to
    • will enable us to come into connection with an older person who-has
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • know how to look at what happens to the physical body when a person
    • person suffering from speech impediments or. muteness, there is some
    • disables this temple convolution completely and prevents the person
    • means when a person has a healthy left convolution of the brain. But
    • consonants. First they form the sound A; then they add
    • consonants to the vowels.
    • form these consonants? All you need to do is to pay attention to how
    • crying and utters consonants such as L, M; N, R, the more the
    • of vowels and consonants by the child continuously works on this
    • though as yet unable to pronounce consonants — this breath
    • words, whenever they see another person move, children inwardly
    • observe and perceive. The child's movements in uttering consonants
    • only when a person is left-handed and habitually tends to do most of
    • person, the right convolution of the brain was structured in the same
    • You see, this comes about because when a person is used to doing a
    • and so forth. All of this merely points to the fact that the person
    • When a person is
    • reason for this? Well, gentlemen, when you look at the right arm and
    • side and will also hear and see a bit better on that side. The person
    • pronouncing vowels and consonants more strongly with the right half
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  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • truths are at once taken in too personal a way and awaken personal
    • become so personal and really want to let personal feelings cloud
    • about itself, then the person concerned will be strong enough to
    • mean? It means that the person will to some extent inwardly alter his
    • impulse of reason and the impulse that comes from nature. Through a
    • natural necessity the impulse of reason works logically. One is
    • of reason prevails? One is compelled to think that three times three
    • reason. So, says Schiller, when man accepts the pure necessity of
    • reason, he submits to spiritual compulsion.
    • contrasts the necessity of reason with the needs of the senses, which
    • detail! Thirty persons were invited to be the audience. They were no
  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • personalities who were not German, for example Shaftesbury and
    • there are four personalities to whom a German can look if he wishes to
    • German cannot look in the direction given by these four personalities,
    • still compelled. So man is placed between reason and sensuality. His
    • sensuality is a necessity for him, not a freedom. His reason is also a
    • one-sided way either the influence of the senses or that of reason,
    • but succeeds in bringing the influence of reason into closer accord
    • Here Schiller, in comparison with Kant, whom unfortunately he
    • believes that when sensuality and reason meet at the centre of his
    • reason; Goethe was a man of instinct, but spiritualised instinct. The
    • had wanted to become more personal: On Goethe and Myself. For Goethe
    • system in man, represents a quite impersonal element, expressed in the
    • saying: All men are equal before the law. Nothing personal comes into
    • law, impersonal law. But economic life, which is half-personal,
    • personal, must work into the State from either side, or the social
    • when they leave out of  account the half-personal element in which
    • where freedom must rule; while the impersonal element of the law must
    • question. One great reason for the rise of materialism is that the
    • half-personal. All spiritual life must be a matter for human
    • does: that the necessity of reason is transformed into inclination,
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    • attracted to us by reason of our nature, work at the shaping of our
    • “My son, my son, oh tell me true
    • “My son so dear, and loved so well,
    • do as our personal affair. We shall have no idea that it is something
    • indicated by some alchemist. He cannot do so for the simple reason
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    • simple reason that through the whole position of the human embryo in
    • song, in melody and harmony, and harmonies of spoken sound. Out of
    • are a living monument to what we did in unison with higher Beings
    • music. And the harmonious and dissonant sounds become the Words,
    • unison with the Hierarchies. While in Memory we have an echo of that
    • apparatus of speech and song a metamorphosis of what was planned in
    • speech. Out of this Cosmic speech our whole organ of speech and song
    • song. But in this case the metamorphosis is not so far-reaching. In
    • forms our larynx and all our organs of speech and song. We only forget
    • Spiritual. We could pronounce no consonants if we could not adapt
    • ourselves to the things of the outer world. In the consonants we
    • consonant reminiscent of something hard and angular, the other
    • reminiscent of the quality of velvet. In the consonant we adapt
    • in which the consonants predominate, human beings can far less be
    • While in the consonants we adapt ourselves to the outer world. The
    • world of consonants is earthly; and if we could imagine a language
    • containing only consonants, an initiate would say of such a language:
    • profanely then, as you can treat the consonants.’
    • The old Hebrews took this into account. Only the consonants are
    • and song — brings the Heavenly and the Earthly together. Hence
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    • questions. A high value is put upon them for no other reason than that
    • poisonous substances is produced by the unformulated questions. These
    • poisons are developed only during the night, just when poisons ought
    • really to be broken down and transformed instead of created. Poisons
    • inability, the personal capacities and incapacities of the teacher are
    • This crushes the soul of a child or a young person. It is more
    • it can be achieved, even if not right in the first lesson — that
    • anti-social powers to expression. I have often said that the reason
    • own personality. In such matters, imponderables really pass over from
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    • Degrees of Freemasonry. The fifth Sub Race as epoch of pure
    • the manifesto of the Freemasons which I read to you a fortnight ago. That
    • of building it for reasons which he believes to be entirely impersonal. You
    • know well that the reasons are very seldom impersonal. There are many
    • Freemasons. When they were true to their original, fundamental principles,
    • survived of the good old Freemasonry takes the form nowadays of charitable
    • something that has belonged to Freemasonry. Freemasonry did indeed urge its
    • personages known in history; they sometimes are embodied in historical
    • personalities — when it is necessary; but in a certain respect this
    • but it will now be clear to you why the aim of the Freemasons is to work in
    • altogether as personalities, and to allow what they did to produce its own
    • Freemasons. When the Freemason was working with his fellow-builders, he
    • must be sought, and in what sense Freemasonry was aware of its duty to
    • evolution. The high Degrees of Freemasonry originally had no other aim or
    • the evolution of humanity. Thus we have in Freemasonry something that has
    • Freemasonry would then be imbued with real spirit once again. Content and
    • not his personal “ I ” as the criterion. The real heart of the
    • Elimination of the interests of the personal “ I ” from the
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    • Das Sonnenmysterium und das Mysterium von Tod und Auferstehung.
    • reason being that the truths of natural science are lifeless
    • which the person knows nothing. Only the pictures are known.
    • person sleeps, the astral body and Ego are outside the physical
    • soul which stand behind the dream while the person is wholly
    • soul. Nothing is known of all this because in sleep the person
    • is without consciousness. In the morning the person re-enters
    • sounds, and so on. The person becomes conscious. But there is
    • the physical body, the person enters the etheric body. Then the
    • dream arises. But should that person become conscious before
    • consciousness. A person is awake when thinking or feeling or
    • person can bring back something into the waking life through
    • we have been led into connection with this or that personality;
    • clairvoyance arises, as it may happen unawares to the person
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    • reason we have tried on many occasions to describe what is really
    • stream of warmth. They stand out for inner reasons — which are
    • that serves speech or song in the organism, or anything similar to
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    • several epochs, or, in effect, to such persons who concerned
    • For this very reason it is perhaps all the more interesting to study
    • lives, so that they can say: ‘In comparison to my former life
    • before, for the very reason that what Jesus of Nazareth bore within
    • ‘Super-humanity’ within the personality of Jesus of
    • to the personality of Jesus of Nazareth. He was indeed regarded as a
    • unique and specially chosen personality, one who had possessed the
    • the personality of Jesus of Nazareth, and was only willing to believe
    • to establish the personality of Jesus of Nazareth at the starting
    • attempt to prove the existence of this personality in the way in
    • the actual existence of the personality of Jesus of Nazareth cannot
    • highly advanced personalities (who themselves had passed through
    • connected with the historical person of Jesus of Nazareth are woven,
    • create. Since however one and the same Person, Christ, subsists in
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    • lead us too far, but a comparison will show that our method of
    • because of the current opinion that so far as intelligence and reason
    •  Still sings the primal song of wonder, ...”
    • reason. As an Initiate, Goethe knew that there is indeed a world of
    • symbolised by the Ring, a figure personifying ancient, primordial
    • consciousness appears before him — a personification of the
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • acquired by reason, as we find it in Scholasticism. Knowledge through
    • reason could not in any sense be regarded as knowledge emanating from
    • knowledge acquired by reason and knowledge through revelation (in the
    • from medieval tradition a hatred of all that lived in personalities
    • certain personalities in the first three or four centuries after the
    • personal God because, if he had done so, he could not have taught that
    • in writing. Now the reason why the eminent teachers of that age wrote
    • man, in direct personal intercourse. Something else — again not
    • different peoples: Zeus, Apollo, Baal — all the Gods. The reason
    • of understanding the value and worth of personality, of
    • personality of Jesus.
    • in the Person of Christ was substituted for the teaching of Ammonius
    • laid on the human personality of the ‘Galilean.’
    • after all inevitable. Necessary as it was that for a season men should
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    • reason I think that the necessity of a threefold social organism will
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • comparison to the various animal species we can speak of an
    • describe these things by drawing in a comparison. Here upon the earth
    • be grasped ... but let me show you, with the aid of a comparison, how
    • importance to themselves. Yet it would be far more reasonable to
    • reason, I mention a subject such as that of Planck. I mention Planck,
    • persons would certainly say: “Towards the end of his life, he
    • others, in this book: the four sons of the old Karamasov, Ivan,
    • eldest brother is the son of another mother and has an entirely
    • son is again the offspring of another mother (the old Karamasov
    • is namely a thorough scoundrel!), whereas the third son has a most
    • peculiar mother. One does not know if he is really the son of the old
    • whom the astral body predominates, must be the sons of a mother
    • clever set and believe, above all, that the person who speaks in a
    • this or in that sphere. There was no reason to object to this because
  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • reason why the responsibility of those who shared in the
    • permeable. One of the reasons why a Gothic building makes its
    • that may be present and yet not be seen. The comparison is not
    • see the plants within the seeds. This comparison, as I say, must not
    • falsely. In the way I have expressed it, however, the comparison is
    • correct — the comparison between the seed of a plant and the
    • tells of Pontianus the Emperor, his wife the Empress and his son, the
    • young Prince Diocletian, how the Emperor desired to hang his son on
    • and by her a son, Diocletian. She dies, and the Emperor takes a
    • second wife. His son Diocletian is his lawful heir; by the second
    • wife he has no son. The time comes for the education of Diocletian.
    • son of her own in order that her stepson may not succeed his father;
    • but her wish is not fulfilled and she then proceeds to poison the
    • mind of the Emperor against his son; finally she resolves to get rid
    • of the son at all costs. For seven years Diocletian receives
    • times in succession, The son comes home, but the Empress tells the
    • Emperor a story with the object of persuading him to let his son be
    • deeply moved him. The son is led out to the gallows in the presence
    • Wise Masters. When the Emperor holds him responsible for his son's
    • says the Wise Man, “but first you must allow your son to come
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    • Christianity: the hallowing of the personality, the full descent to
    • mingled with the doctrine of personality.
    • development of personality. Among the Persians, emphasis was laid
    • above all on personal qualities and virtues. A noteworthy
    • led to personal qualities and virtues reaching their zenith.
    • reason why Druidic Culture had so much spirituality was because it was
    • personal in its highest form, given expression on the physical plane
    • of the Roman Republic, the people who developed personal valor purely
    • complete, who felt himself entirely as personal man. The Greeks felt
    • cultivating those things that proceed most definitely from personality
    • personality develops, by portraying it in his gods. In his own person
    • the Roman presents the personality that is complete in itself as the
    • spiritual life. The new impulse could proceed only from a personality
    • was achieved through the whole personality being taken possession of
    • preparation was made through the fact of personality being
    • Subrace (the Greco-Roman) the innermost essence of personality is laid
    • Spiritual Will manifested in the personality, they were also able to
    • understand this personality. The people who had portrayed a Zeus, who
    • people. The man who had evolved the personality (the Roman) could make
    • Patriarch, Pelasgian, Persian, personality, Phoenician, Pontifex
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    • reason the earliest Christian authors said that the most ancient
    • you will feel the Son as Him with whom you can die and yet remain
    • Jesus. For this reason the Pauline Christianity is less and less
    • reason why, whenever he acquires knowledge in the modern sense, he
    • very reason that they are unalive, they can make way for living
    • Trinity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. It
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    • them. Their dramatis personae simply do not exist in the
    • as it lives in the soul of the Archangel. True, the ordinary person
  • Title: Lecture: Gnostic Doctrines and Supersensible Influences in Europe
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    • of H. Collison, with rights reserved.
    • of H. Collison, with rights reserved.
    • of H. Collison, with rights reserved.
    • was a personification of the spiritual strivings of mankind. The urge
    • really learn a lesson from the technique of Scholastic thought, but
    • working of the faculty of pure reason now dawning in the human mind.
    • were being made to unfold the faculties of pure reason and a pure,
    • personifications of Luciferic rationalism developed to its highest
    • Bolshevism. It is a world of myth and is for this reason well-nigh
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    • instance, that out of our personal antipathy we meet with peculiar
    • ordinary outer reasons, but an inner reason underlay the outer,
    • that they work upon our habits. For this reason, in the times when
    • such things were still felt instinctively, care was taken that a son
    • underlying reasons in the historic evolution of mankind.
    • reason, and not because they knew less than the astronomers of today,
    • Forgive my inserting at this point a personal remark — you know
    • by comparisons. Consider the following: here in the physical world you
    • But this is only a comparison; in reality it is not a hollow sphere,
  • Title: Lecture I: Ancient Myths
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    • himself with the instruction of Horus, the son whom Isis had borne
    • imprudence to release Typhon whom she had succeeded in imprisoning.
    • Thereupon Horus, her son, became angry, tore the crown from her head
    • Mercury, the Greek Hermes. A kind of Horus-cult, the cult of the son
    • uttered so much nonsense about Egyptian conceptions as Woodrow Wilson
    • begotten a son by Rhea in an irregular way. Thus the Greeks speak of
    • the Greek myth — and this irregular son, who was so begotten,
    • son of Chronos and Rhea, but not begotten in the right way, so
    • their son, to make his father on the world-throne, impotent, and we
    • really underlies them. Let us suppose that at some time a personality
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    • star-constellations. If I were to make a comparison from something
    • ‘Dream of Olaf Åsteson
    • connected with my personality; the other, which I experience from the
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    • instruct his son Horus, whom he had had by Isis. It is further
    • Typhon, whom she had held imprisoned. Her son Horus, instructed by
    • Some few persons of the
    • but seen by few. Many persons then turned in special moments to the
    • Eulenspiegel. One of the chief reasons why the actual bones of the
  • Title: Lecture IV: Ancient Myths
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    • the Egyptian priest principle, specially important persons are made
    • Bergson, the Schelling and Schopenhauer plagiarist, is about to be
    • his breathing. The thorax moved differently when the person was
    • is to be regarded as belonging to it. (This arises from reasons which
    • aspects of the harmfulness of Wilsonianism from some subjective urge.
    • Bronstein; Joffe is a rich trader from Cherson. Those are the
    • delegates were imprisoned because they were accused of friendship
    • number of persons were accused, among them a certain Petrowski, among
    • against both Petrowski and Kameneff-Rosenfeld was of high-treason and
    • treason against the country, but Kerenski could get them off and in
    • person repeats what another says; no one examines it! Thus, for
    • quite a different formulation, in fact in a reasonable formulation!
    • for many, many politicians what Mr. Woodrow Wilson says is a gospel.
    • much to prove it to people; for soon a third person says it and then
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    • such a personality enters with such a force into world-evolution he
    • Napoleonic age. And he finds that the deeper reason of the disorder
    • 1828. But for certain reasons which will shortly be clearer to us
    • warmth, and his great personal impulse was to serve his age, to
    • person decides that he will really read something! So it is no proof
    • Friedrich Schlegel but a person having insight into what humanity
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    • science we need not be so fond of comparisons as to treat them
    • But by employing comparisons we wish to make various things clear.
    • Why? Well, by reason of the fact that man is more than all that we
    • the full truth, in a fatal accident. Imagine that a person is struck
    • then one is a quite clever person, academically quite clever. But in
    • Jesus is expressed in countless songs and so on. There is nothing to
    • even those who from all sorts of reasons have ranged themselves with
    • Wilson.] revered through political idolatry. Schoolmastering,
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    • comparison but as an actuality. We can truly say that the whole
    • place and at the time in which the person is born, this must result
    • in each person's having his special head according to the position of
    • made experiments in Vienna with persons who have a gift for using the
    • Since water was needed for the soldiers, persons able to use the
    • our birth. We give our spiritual element to the universe by reason of
    • our being born, and by reason of our dying we give over to the
    • matters did not act as if they were aware of the reason. For anyone
    • matters too much to the personal? — Well — ‘Whoever
    • mean that every single person can go in for such study, but men whose
    • Wilsonianism or some such thing, Mohammedanism were to be represented
    • this in mind. We can develop an independent ego by reason of having
    • there is not solely a material existence. For no person could assert
    • somewhere or other in a person the asserting — which is a
    • of what cannot be rejuvenated. Whether we look at individual persons
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    • One. No person is held qualified to form a judgment on the contents
    • translation, printed in agreement with Harry Collison, M.A. (Oxon.)
    • have for instance among the peoples of Europe numerous personalities
    • is more, we can develop an understanding for prominent personalities
    • if we know such facts. Try to understand the strange personality of
    • decadent, and for this reason has such an “artful”
    • sound human reasoning which considers that what is given out to the
    • organized in a sensible way, so that there is no reason for people to
    • through Anthroposophy is really not for any personal ends; it is done
    • opponents will continue to increase. If, for this reason, we lose
    • person's veins, but whence comes the soul which only uses this
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    • life. The reason why the Ego and astral body cannot unfold
    • develops. A person who is born dumb can only be brought to think
    • also very interesting, in the case of some grown-up person who is
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    • H. Collison, by whom all rights are reserved.
    • H. Collison, by whom all rights are reserved.
    • H. Collison, by whom all rights are reserved.
    • chiefly in the element of reason. It is really only since the
    • what lives in abstract reason and what lives in the word can only
    • pervert our clarity of consciousness. Abstract reason is, after all,
    • That which in the song of birds ripples along the surface like the
    • that has life. But it is precisely this element which imprisons the
    • ancients were wont to personify the phenomena of Nature. In other
    • in olden times and, the comparison often drawn is that a child who
    • because he personifies it, thinks of it as being alive.
    • Those who imagine that a child personifies the table as a living
    • did the ancients personify the phenomena of Nature in this sense;
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    • easily misunderstandings arise. For these reasons I want to express
    • world, through experiment, through the reasoned deliberation of what
    • with good reason, that one who aims at becoming an actual
    • exercises but they must be repeated over and over again. One person
    • thought is colourless, has little warmth. There is good reason for
    • that those who speak of such boundaries do so with good reason, but
    • healthy human reason, none of his powers of thoughtful deliberation.
    • world with the same reasoned clarity and intelligibility with which
    • describes these higher worlds with normal reasoning powers and
    • faculty of healthy human reason into play in whatever knowledge he
    • human reason and discrimination. This holds good not only at the
    • What I am now going to say merely by way of comparison, may suggest
    • In very truth we enter as it were into unison with a rhythm. Our
    • stand the test of healthy human reason — the eternal, immortal
    • comparison how it is actually possible to describe these worlds.
    • speech or song.
    • person who has passed with alert consciousness through the
    • the reason that if his life is to rest upon sure foundations, contact
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    • significance of these super-sensible contents. For this reason, the
    • gives us, as such, a feeling of well-being, in comparison with what
    • revelation which could not be touched by human reason, that is to
    • aid, not of human reason and human observation, but with the aid of
    • thinking has also been lost; and for this reason certain questions,
    • had brought about the circumstance that through Darwin's person a
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    • personalities. Although many sides deny this, the materialistic
    • comparison with what was contained, for instance, in the medieval
    • were present, who thought that Haeckel was a significant personality,
    • person who stood there as Mr. A, who might just as well have been Mr.
    • personality, the physiologist in question could not see this. If this
    • For this reason, we cannot say that it can only be found among a
    • considering to-day. For this reason, the things which I am about to
    • reason, there is such a great difference between the things to which
    • human being identifies himself with the earth. For this reason, he
    • seasons, from the standpoint of the various localities in which he
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    • were told that the son of our friend Faiss was missing — a
    • the aid of an example, which was only meant, as a comparison. Take
    • comparison to the tasks of spiritual science! But in the near
    • earth, for it would be too difficult to use them. Another reason why
    • Ahriman succeeds in darkening human thought and reason to such an
    • humanity should adopt through spiritual science; for that reason, it
    • to Lucifer and Ahriman. For that reason, it is impossible to express
    • sculpture, Christ is mute impersonal, and the Beings that approach
    • true reason why we come together in our Group-meetings is not that of
    • science can reveal, but the true reason why we assemble is that
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    • Dornach. Edited by H. Collison.
    • Collison.
    • comprehensible to human reason. In this outer nature man learnt to
    • is also given in the old German song of the “Heliand.”
    • the son of Beor, of whom it is related in the fourth Book of Moses
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    • to think of personal matters. Allow me, first of all, to express
    • For this very reason we should be aware that this crossing over is
    • personalities described in the Gospels as the Apostles, or the
    • that God the Son should not be included in the Gospels! They should
    • pertaining to the future. For that reason, we should have a kind of
    • to-day we cannot pursue spiritual science merely as a personal
    • person may or may not accept one or the other truth, is of no
    • with the moral conscience of modern times. For this reason, I had to
    • reason it was necessary to work more extensively with spiritual
    • For that reason I so
    • contemplation directed towards Anthroposophy. For that reason, let us
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    • those which can be understood by the healthy human reason. Everything
    • intelligible by the normal, rightly applied, human reason if only the
    • world into a language intelligible to human reason. Much more depends
    • communicate. But crude experiences which arise without healthy reason
    • healthy reason to them, these experiences would be of no use whatever
    • translated into the language that human reason can understand. The
    • experiences are accessible, but healthy reason is not applied in
    • this healthy human reason.
    • prides itself particularly on the exercise of this very reason. But
    • grasped as super-sensible truth by the healthy human reason. There is
    • should be to examine their utterances with the healthy reason only,
    • personal feeling. It must at all times be realised that the
    • the air had suddenly hardened to granite. The reason for these things
    • human reason. And even the Initiate, if he has not developed his
    • reason in the right way, gains nothing whatever from his
    • pass academic tests with flying colours — then his reasoning
    • human reason does not unfold on bodily foundations; it unfolds in
    • The reason for the hostility that is asserting itself at the present
    • we want so to orientate healthy human reason that it functions in the
    • human reason is to function within the stream of spiritual life that
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    • persons out of whose hearts springs the impulse to strive for that
    • discovered by spiritual researchers can be understood by such persons
    • already at the present time a sufficiently large number of persons
    • those persons who came to me may be summed up approximately in the
    • persons who, from their own impulse, not mine, wished to work
    • necessary counsels — which are consonant with the practice of
    • Movement), for the reason that outside the Anthroposophical Society
    • it has certainly not been said out of any personal motive, but solely
    • sustained, in every direction, by persons who, because of the
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    • result of the present historical events, but also for other reasons,
    • physical world, and for this reason, I have frequently pointed out
    • Immanuel Hermann Fichte, son of the great thinker Johann Gottlieb
    • one person who can remember his own birth, nor look back upon it. The
    • body, which is so small in comparison to the whole world, our skin
    • person we lived with. He lived and we lived, and through him we
    • evil action: Imagine that you say something bad to another person and
    • experience that part which concerns us personally; we only experience
    • But the other person to whom we addressed our unkind words, has an
    • on earth is one thing, and what the other person experiences is
    • head? — Probably only a person who is suffering from headache
    • sake of comparison, like an old man of 80 or 85, whose limbs have
    • had the feelings of a son towards his mother.” And you begin to
    • dead person, even before you begin, to form its spiritual shape. In
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    • Kalewala. Olaf Asteson. Das russische Volkstum. Die Welt als
    • and for this reason it called the descending nations the “RUTSI”
    • express. Someone who sees the face of a person might say, for
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    • be called a reversing of human will impulses. A person is born into a
    • impulse that drives a person into the Anthroposophical Society is
    • consistent with full human stature for a person to couple his life of
    • inconsiderable item for a person who seeks to bring a religious
    • when a person seeking anthroposophy wants to escape from these will
    • be a quite unthinking person to say, “I feel my humanity alien
    • can never satisfy a person with an in-turned will. Many an individual
    • person impelled to regard these forms as subhuman rather than as
    • person. He cannot just cut himself loose from external life and
    • to have the most personal experience of pain and suffering as they
    • where it becomes one's personal destiny. One feels oneself sharing
    • be dealt with for the simple reason that they are there confronting
    • thinking and feeling person one finds satisfaction there because one
    • practice. That means making one single whole again of the person
    • that new enterprise, with the frequent result that a person who made
    • close to it, and it can be stated in all modesty that no reason
    • Unfounded personal slander, which sometimes goes so far that the
    • persons attacked are unrecognizable, can be branded for what it is.
    • a training that can be given anybody. A person with no further
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    • The Festivals of the Seasons (1928), and
    • The Festivals of the Seasons (1928), and
    • at this season we can best be made aware of what is contained in time as it
    • reader of newspapers is a much muddled person. His countless valuable
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    • has any significance at all for a person's growth and development.
    • and out through the other. A person like this will not have so much
    • to help him recover as another person who has an alert, lively mind,
    • there is a good reason for it then. But man forgets it during life.
    • the reason why it is bad for a person to lie awake at night and not
    • on a person's health. If someone has done us a wrong and we remember
    • has its origin in the etheric body. Let us imagine a person who has a
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    • in the least about them unless it affects them personally and they
    • personally affected and cannot manage with ordinary materialistic
    • one who applies the method is put in prison? These things are not
    • taken seriously enough except when people are personally affected.
    • his personal concern. To be effective it is necessary to know how to
    • depend on what a person says or believes but on his ability to set in
    • kind of a person is he? If you understand what life really is, then
    • kind of person is he fundamentally? You have to know what basic
    • have really got to know this aspect of a person, you may have to
    • person's character and can say: For this person to recover, he must
    • diet and finding the right balance between what a person enjoys and
    • arose within. And only the person who knows of this connection can
    • survey. Only the person who can distinguish differences in human
    • person to another place, you will not be able to help him as a rule
    • works best of all when the Illness is actually in a person's ego
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    • place, comparable to today's seasonal changes, changes of climate,
    • person, however, did not remain the same throughout his life. Because
    • present day seasons was very great, and it was of great importance to
    • He became as it were very dense at birth. This is the reason why men
    • about any basic changes in their character. The reason for this is
    • this respect the human being does everything the other person is
    • person made a gesture, then everyone else made the same gesture too.
    • remain of this today, like for instance when one person yawns, other
    • passes worse qualities on to his descendants than another person who
    • can withstand heart poisons and other harmful influences of the
    • consisting of the substance taken in by the man. Supposing the person
    • body still have on it? Such a person is actually dragging his body
    • always give consideration to the kind of person the patient is. If he
    • person by means of spiritual treatment.
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    • healthy person this increasing and decreasing alternates. When a
    • person is ill, however, his life is endangered when the fever is
    • suppressed. Whilst in a healthy person an ascending process is
    • reversed on the seventh day, in an ill person the ascending process
    • the reason for the pneumonia crisis on the seventh day.
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    • a person who sees behind the scenes of existence, behind the physical
    • the person who looks behind the scenes of existence knows that the
    • superior to present-day earth man. We know of the sons of life or the
    • the simple reason that his thought process is regulated by the cosmic
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    • inkling that illness must also depend to some extent on a person's
    • somebody has done something like this that hurt another person, it
    • way the other person did when it happened. You experience objectively
    • other person also develops in his soul the corresponding bond of
    • What men often imagine to be the reason for their discontent is
    • usually just a mask. In reality the reasons for it are as we have
    • encountered the person concerned, yet our soul is not capable of
    • person does not usually notice anything happening within him, and, to
    • happen: There is a person who, at the age of twenty, feels the urge
    • person does not need to know about all this, yet he will be aware of
    • whole process in such a way that the person thereby becomes capable
    • a person capable. We shall then come to think of illness in quite a
    • could be that a person would have been able to reach a certain stage
    • sneer at. Yet many a person will have noticed a kind of perpetual
    • the son of Apollo, is so to speak the father of Greek physicians. And
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    • for the very reason that we start from something really commonplace,
    • it to animals as well. A person who really observes the soul knows
    • the ego-hood within the bodily nature. What happens when a person
    • were just making comparisons. Speaking of them in general it could
    • the point where the person is capable of tensing or relaxing the
    • a little imagination to find the reasons why this must be so.
    • kind of wallowing in sensual pleasure. The person who feels forsaken
    • reason than the sensual pleasure of inner activity; pleasure wearing
    • the mask of tears, even if the person is not conscious of it.
    • attributed to the fact that the person feels superior to the people
    • and happenings around him. Why does a person laugh? Someone
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    • importance for the whole of earth evolution. For the reasons we have
    • whereas a person who was not very significant spiritually had in
    • lecture that their strong feeling of personality was from the
    • feeling of personality, but who did not migrate to where the feeling
    • of personality permeated the whole body, but to where the ego-feeling
    • physical bodies. They turned their feeling of personality inward. And
    • how this feeling of personality has been preserved right into later
    • times, when people perhaps no longer saw any reason for it. Someone
    • individual, personal matter. And it was only at the border of these
    • itself as the idea of a personal God, which Jehovah is and which
    • personality within themselves. Therefore it spread to the West, and
    • God people could think of as a person. That is why we see it
    • belt. The feeling of personality was there, but it was still inward,
    • personal element, which man prized so highly, was inward, and man
    • according to this way of thinking the idea of a personal God was
    • must learn the right lesson from these phenomena of earth evolution,
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    • concept. And not without reason do I say this in one of the last
    • to himself: The one person looks splendid beside the other. He is
    • Another person might not feel this satisfaction. The satisfaction the
    • and not the thief — therefore there is a particular person in
    • make the person a thief, it is a process taking place entirely within
    • into this human substance the spirits of personality poured what we
    • call the forces of personality. But the spirits of personality, who
    • personality flow into this substance poured out by the thrones, have
    • which the ego produces out of itself. This the spirits of personality
    • stupid person might come along, and the very thing you are laughing
    • phase of evolution, the spirits of personality take up their abode.
    • spirits of personality look down upon you, asking continually: Will
    • for the spirits of personality; the more we offer up to them, the
    • more substantial these spirits of personality become. What do these
    • spirits of personality represent? Something which from the point of
    • are actually the spirits of personality, move through the ages. When
    • spiritual science, the spirits of personality who change. These
    • spirits of personality are going through their evolution in the
    • personality, and they benefit from it. If there were an age in which
    • personality would have no nourishment and they would become
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    • however, be dealt with in the forthcoming lectures, the reason being
    • from one person to another, trying to convince them that some
    • person in some way or deprived him of the love we ought to have shown
    • with Initiation. A person experiences much more deeply the
    • person's karma can be influenced in a certain way. We must, however,
    • comparison, it is true to say: all those who are supporters of
    • of true religion — will find themselves firmly imprisoned and
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    • person. At about the third year of life, although of course there are
    • first person. We know too that this year, although it varies in many
    • about the reason why the child gradually passes from the stage when
    • now with the physical and etheric bodies. A person who is able —
    • impersonal character. We can observe too that this impersonal
    • ‘I’. The reason why, in spite of this, we find our ‘I’
    • undeserved suffering caused to another person. If you think about it
    • reason that he is not, in the real sense, conscious in these members
    • an immoral disposition of soul encloses us as it were in a prison. We
    • the Immortal, is condemned in the Venus sphere to be imprisoned
    • a person knows the reality of Christianity — in the sense that
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    • was said that when we again encounter some personality in the
    • of love of which we were guilty. We confront the person in question
    • before the death of the person in question, or before our own death,
    • the physical plane. If for some justifiable reason or, let us say,
    • or hindrances. intervened. A person who through meditation or some
    • and for this reason he is able to sleep by day, even when the sun is
    • and if we then make a comparison with the plant and the sunlight, we
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    • consciousness. Why not? The reason is that he is not meant to witness
    • sleep, that is to say he was not to witness this activity. The reason
    • statements seem to differ they are not for that reason false; they
    • physical and etheric bodies and there is not the slightest reason for
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    • Christmas season we may very properly think of an individual
    • The narrative tells of a song which rang out from
    • the song which tells of the revelation of the divine-spiritual forces
    • hearts of men who are of good will. We have heard that the song of
    • Gospel, and the song of Angels announced in that Gospel is to be
    • time of the birth of Jesus, and the song of Angels heard by the
    • was incarnated as the person known in history as
    • latent for the sole reason that a deeper understanding of the Christ
    • personalities who harboured the same soul within them! Nicolas of
    • seasonal lecture I wanted to lay under the Christmas tree, as a kind
    • Christmas season to the next.
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    • reason for this is that after the exertions made by his real ‘I’
    • that we should endeavour to vindicate to healthy human reason what
    • healthy human reason must be willing to recognise how during the
    • the embryo. Why is this? The reason is that the Beings of the higher
    • in a kind of prison, it could then expand outwards on all sides. All
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    • reason in the case of man than in that of other beings why these
    • question cannot be specified. A person today will readily be floored
    • single personalities who admittedly exerted a great deal of authority
    • what impersonal public opinion has become today. Anyone who is
    • advanced peoples then on the Earth, and their sages had every reason
    • persons who believe that within the world of public opinion there can
    • only at a certain age. This would apply to persons of whom it can be
    • reason why these individuals display these qualities only in later
    • We now see that this is the reason why a certain fact
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    • present faculty of perception. As soon as a person goes to sleep,
    • reason we cannot see it. After all, the eye cannot see itself while
    • of a grown-up person, however, or of a child from a certain age
    • alive for an entirely different reason. A fortnight ago he fell into
    • the reason why specific characteristics appear in a line of ancestors
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    • earlier lives on Earth. A person whose attitude in his last life on
    • person passes through the life between death and rebirth as if
    • this connection and I have already spoken of it. A person may die and
    • personalities on Earth. But there must be someone on Earth who passes
    • anthroposophical book, visualise the personality concerned, and read
    • the dead person wants something; and in this case it was quite
    • are sending to the dead live in their own souls that the dead person
    • heeded; in that case it has been done unnecessarily for the person
    • short, both objective and personal relationships established here on
    • incarnated for the last time as the son of Suddodana, then worked in
    • then ceases to appear as a destroyer of human and personal
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    • expands, lives through regions which for reasons that were explained
    • merely personal experience; in the Mercury region with whatever moral
    • ‘personality’. What is experienced beyond the Sun region,
    • transcends everything that is personal. What the soul then
    • itself entirely from the element of personality. In the Mars region,
    • belonged during life on Earth. This was not an essentially personal
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    • wants to take seriously the memories of such a season of festival as
    • question for persons who want to seek an understanding of Christ in
    • the Stoic sense (and a good many personalities in Roman history were
    • Gnostics called the Son of the Father-God, and also what they called
    • the Son and the Holy Spirit stemming from the Father. So in the world
    • another to the Son and the Holy Spirit. If one rises through the
    • other the succession leading to the Son and the Holy Spirit. And then
    • Aeon-world appear the Son and the Holy Spirit in their pure divine
    • from the Son of God; and then immediately the light vanished again.
    • illuminated by a. ray from the Son of God, who dwells in the world of
    • the course of evolution the Son of God and the Holy Spirit, and to
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    • were the ideas with which they sought to place the Son of God in the
    • evolution. They knew well enough that the necessary reason for the
    • suitable for Him. So He could not appear — the reasons for this
    • proportionately there were many more spiritually developed persons
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    • among the Gnostics, among the Apostolic Fathers and among the persons
    • the Greeks the son of Apollo, the healing god. The weakened form of
    • And the god of the Muses, above all the god of song and
    • of song and string-music he brings thinking, feeling and willing into
    • soul. And persons who have no inclination for Apollo's music,
    • came to expression in song. For the right co-operation of brain and
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    • Time we think of today, but Time viewed as a living, super-personal
    • sees in “Time” something living and super-personal —
    • Apollo worked through the Pythia, and how a person on his way to the
    • understanding and reason, but all the forces of the soul, can be
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    • the son of Constantine Chlorus, was making war against Maxentius on
    • son's disappearance: he had not turned back to give her any
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    • Occult History: Personalities and Events in the Light of Spiritual Science,
    • to the English who hold him prisoner.
    • it may also be the seat and centre of pure reason and the source of
    • in the one God are Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The sphere represents
    • the Trinity: the Father is the centre, the Son the surface, and the
    • Christianity takes shape. Let us follow the personality of Parsifal,
    • prevail on Earth for a season; a certain opposition to anything that
    • bridegroom Son and the sign of the heavenly script.
    • If one takes all this into account and feels it as the consonance of
    • was at first carried away from its own place and for a season was not
    • all else is in movement; and so in the one God are Father, Son and
    • centre, the Son the surface, and the Holy Spirit the uniformity of
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    • between the Spirits of Will and the Spirits of Personality.
    • externally. We find it if we look into what we call our personal
    • karma. Please note, my dear friends, that our personal karma is
    • connected as cause and effect. The forces active in our personal
    • our personal karma. The laws prevailing there are withdrawn from
    • laws dependent on man's personal karma.
    • were personalities in ancient Roman times are present again today.
    • which they do so flows out of their personal karma finds no place in
    • old Saturn we have to go to the law of our personal karma. Only when
    • personal karma into connection with the constellations which relate
    • them in the laws of our personal destiny, that is to say, quite
    • personal destiny.” How this invisible human destiny is
    • perception. Whereas what we call karma, personal destiny, or, one
    • generation to generation, evolve as external personalities in earthly
    • instrument of earthly reasoning. That is Hegelian thought! It is pure
    • expression is our personal destiny, how we bear this through still
    • Als Geist der Sonderheit und der Verneinung,
    • “The Ego perceived externally as Speech and Song, as creative
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    • this reason he is the planet who makes the past unendingly dear to
    • capacities of intellect and reason, especially of intellect. The
    • personal freedom.
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    • concrete connections. Let us assume, for instance, that a person has
    • live ten, twenty, thirty, or forty years with another person, a far
    • resulting from the loss, both as regards the person who has remained
    • deepened with sufficient intensity. In many cases, the person who has
    • If we now trace the path of the person who has remained
    • indifferent matter to discover there, for instance, a person who has
    • relative, a friend, or some other person closely connected with us,
    • the dead person enters when passing through the threshold of death,
    • connection, I shall make use of a comparison which is evident,
    • course only a comparison), “What is the aspect of such a
    • lives between death and a new birth the person who has suffered a
    • really means to him. We could ask each person: “Why have you
    • would have been possible in the case of every person to have met with
    • reasons explained above, spiritual science will be needed from now
    • because the dead person lives in our thoughts consciously and of his
    • nourishment for the dead person who is connected with us.
    • because he cannot understand Plato during a Greek lesson! Man would,
    • must acquire forces of his own. For this reason (I can express it in
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    • several relationships — one person to a given set of elemental
    • to the living. And if the living person is sensitive enough, or if he
    • such an instrument is needed. A person who meets us in the outer
    • person who is spiritually trained wishes to come into connection with
    • dead person. Interests of heart and feeling must always be the
    • certain respect at any rate the dead person must have constituted a
    • and in all the emotional interest they have in the dead person. By
    • — or which remain in their inner life — a person of
    • being in earthly life meets with a friend or with some person with
    • who is not deliberately foolish will say: how can a person be free,
    • even if, in our every-day life, for very good reasons, it remains
    • trained to develop conscious relations with a dead person, not only
    • intimately. For a person of spiritual training there are many ways of
    • coming thus near to the dead, provided the dead person himself allows
    • the simple reason that, if we did so, highly unpleasant truths would
    • this person or that. And with love, too, the case is often similar.
    • dead person can have any interest in such relationships between
    • of such interests. But we must also not imagine that the dead person
    • in which the dead person sees the human beings who are here on earth,
    • this person or that, and with a merely personal intensity or purpose.
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    • intellectuality was the development of reason through the
    • pleasure to listen to a young person who had studied some subject. It
    • when a change has come about in the last few decades, when a young person
    • a person of extreme astuteness intellectually is no match for these
    • person's reason and intellect resided in his head, and what was in
    • people today who no longer take it for granted that reason is
    • in fact an admission that reason no longer resides in the head. It
    • reasons and beguiling arguments put forward by psychoanalysts, not
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    • result of the present historical events, but also for other reasons,
    • presents himself to us in the physical world; and for this reason, I
    • was already known to men such as Immanuel Hermann Fichte, son of the
    • cognitive power. There is not one person who can remember his own
    • comparison with the whole world, our skin really encloses a
    • In this manner we shared the experiences of the person we lived
    • Imagine that you say something bad to another person and that your
    • part which concerns us personally; we only experience the feelings
    • But the other person to whom we addressed our unkind words has an
    • physical life on earth is one thing, and what the other person
    • concerning the interior of your head? Probably only a person who is
    • afterwards, for the sake of comparison, like an old man of 80 or 85,
    • I had the feelings of a son towards his mother.’ And you begin
    • that dead person even before you begin to form its spiritual shape.
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    • according to a purely material perception. For this reason, it
    • persons of all manner of spiritual-scientific tendencies, who allow
    • For this reason, we often speak, as you know, in
    • particularly — even when a person is not made nervous by
    • which, to be sure, is understood by very few persons of to-day —
    • Suppose that such a person were to experience the blue
    • different. And it is different, for the reason that our thoughts are
    • let us say — a so-called dead person, must first learn how to
    • a person, we come into contact with his inner life through the fact
    • to say to us. I might say that the dead person, when we ask him
    • share in his experience, for this reason, he has the special
    • capacity, as a dead person — as a so-called dead person —
    • with him, and so forth. The dead person, as I have said, beholds
    • great. When a deceased person (and exactly the same thing applies to
    • us, so that the dead person can remain passive. Just as a flower does
    • compared, but the comparison is a lame one — for it means for
    • person of the present day forms his ideas, his conceptions of the
    • materialistically-minded person that there are also other ways of
    • Hence, a materialistic person actually thinks, generally
    • anew. For this reason, the way must be prepared by Spiritual Science.
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    • theosophists, for the reason, that a higher degree of open-mindedness
    • influenced by all that usually arises in a person through living in
    • attention to this, on the other hand it is also not without reason,
    • there are good reasons why one should now begin to speak of this
    • must appear very unreasonable to our age, to be told about beings,
    • Personality, Archai, or First Beginnings. So that, if we begin with
    • look up to yet higher beings, to the Spirits of Personality. They are
    • really is: it is a group of persons belonging together, guided by one
    • is of no consequence. For instance, a person may say, ‘I
    • like the Indian culture best,’ that may be his personal
    • opinion. But one who is not swayed by personal opinion will say, ‘Our
    • our present time. How is it that in this room so many persons are
    • different persons come from the domains of many different
    • such Spirits of Personality who work as Spirits of the Age. These
    • Spirits of Personality, the Intuitors of the spirit of the age, are
    • Age, or Spirit of Personality, or Archai.
    • evolution here, our personality passes the result of this earthly
    • up to these Spirits of Personality, to these Beings who may be called
    • of Personality, of their describing cycles, as it were, and returning
    • also called Spirits of Cyclic Periods. We shall give further reasons
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    • 4. First Beginnings, or Spirits of Personality, Archai,
    • but for reasons pertaining to the great Wisdom which rules the world.
    • the very reason that, so to speak, out of love high Beings remained
    • Spirits of Personality, who during the earth existence represent what
    • or under other laws. Personalities grow forth from quite definite
    • become Spirits of Personality during our earth existence, work in
    • Personality. Thus those Beings who made their renunciation not upon
    • Personality, but they do not possess the attributes they ought
    • same way as do the normal Spirits of Personality, but as do the
    • Spirits of Form who have the character of Spirits of Personality,
    • Spirits of Personality by whom he allows himself to be stirred to do
    • age as Spirits of Personality. These, therefore, are not those
    • delicately working Spirits of Personality who allow a man to do as he
    • you can always observe these two types. In those persons who are
    • persons, in whom are active those Spirits of Personality who are in
    • Archangel stage, but also with those Spirits of Personality who are
    • Personality who from within govern the work of thought in a
    • abnormal Spirit of Personality, and in a certain historical epoch the
    • Personality. The agreement made between these three parties was
    • work. That is the reason why the ancient sacred language of the
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    • down upon those personalities of the folk belonging to him and which
    • central points, are the several human personalities, the several
    • specialized, and he can make use of the several persons and work for
    • human beings. The personal things which a man experiences because he
    • this reason they fully understand all the joy and sorrow the human
    • personality may go through.
    • Spirits of Personality, the Archai, work.
    • Spirits of Personality, and it may happen that in the mutual
    • Personality, — because the latter are pursuing quite different
    • of Personality come into collision with the measures taken by the
    • Personality is externally visible when, within a certain people,
    • with the sometimes opposing separate Spirits of Personality. In the
    • you have an interplay of the abnormal Spirits of Personality with the
    • abnormal Spirit of Personality but the normal Spirit of Personality,
    • Portuguese people. You may look in vain for other reasons in their
    • mother folk. The outer reasons perhaps were, that the rivers were
    • other external reasons. On the other hand there was the inner reason,
    • permeated the several persons, discharges the functions of the
    • temperament of the people expressed in the several personalities, we
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    • Personality, the Archangels, down to the Angels, — and above
    • persons who walked on earth would have been of the same form and
    • reason, however, man has become more dependent on the earth upon
    • of evolution we can reasonably speak of the idea of race. There could
    • a law. As all persons in their different incarnations pass through
    • has just been said does not depend upon whether one person likes it
    • in evolution. If a person were to speak against necessity he would
    • That is the reason why precisely in Europe, — I mean in the
    • Where the great movement of humanity is concerned, no personal
    • sympathy, and no personal enthusiasm must play a part, for that does
    • reasoning, feeling and willing. The folk or nation lies between the
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    • to a person from what we must now describe quite objectively. As long
    • this or that race, or of this or that people, as a personal matter,
    • A person goes on foot, for instance, over the rocky land
    • the waves, and bring them to rest and into form. For this reason
    • predominating elements of our own personal being,
    • for this reason that the Mystery of the Earth is usually expressed
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    • was necessary for the following reasons: As soon as certain older
    • of the nineteenth century. In all this the son of the brown race did
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    • we have that Spirit of Personality, the Spirit of the Age, who was
    • Christianity is divided into Three Persons. All the other peoples
    • rank of Spirits of the Age or Spirits of Personality and some of them
    • Personality. That for which this Archangel of Greece had prepared
    • a Spirit of Personality, and decided to remain at the stage of an
    • when he had renounced becoming a Spirit of Personality? He became the
    • things, — difficult only for the reason that in certain
    • for the very reason that such a triad is at work in our whole
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    • What happens as a rule when a person compares the mythologies and
    • by such comparisons of religions on one who knows the facts is
    • uniform.’ Now if the person in question were to believe that
    • mistake, for a person of quite different character might be wearing
    • know what sort of man is in the uniform. This comparison may seem
    • comparison has only the value of a comparing of the uniform.
    • Nevertheless this comparison is extremely popular at the present day.
    • should be understood as Primal Forces, as Spirits of Personality.
    • Personality, but in their case there was also something else, and
    • spiritual life. It is for this reason that the peoples of the East
    • German peoples lived within, it was their own direct personal
    • reason that the later sagas trace the language of the poets, the
    • the son of that Being who gives speech. In the imprinting of the
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    • apparent difficulties, and indeed for the reason that they will have
    • impersonal, and above all one is required to become impersonal in
    • oneself. The chief requirement there is to be impersonal.
    • Naturally all persons of the present day whose thoughts are
    • persons cannot comprehend that one external phenomenon may look like
    • as an Archangel. He should make himself a son of Odin. He should take
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    • ‘ I ’-less, impersonal;
    • forward with their Folk-souls, for the very good reason that
    • substance which, as a spiritual personality, is to work into the
    • Personality in Whose service man finds himself as ‘man with the
    • Spirit-Self,’ — this Christ-Personality is worked out in
    • concreteness of personality, so that it acts indeed as a spiritual
    • peculiarities of a personality. No other philosophy is so permeated
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    • own time. Now that is also one of the reasons why we may hope that
    • old Lemurian epoch, for particular reasons had ascended to the
    • come about, for instance, that persons will be able, through the
    • We are told that in future persons in whom the organs of
    • Those persons who receive a stimulus from Anthroposophy
    • persons, in the course of the next three thousand years. That which
    • liberty, for the personal recognition of that which is developing
    • within it, and it might occur that those persons who will come
    • One — which will probably be made by reason of the Western
    • scientific spiritual knowledge, that persons may, it is true, speak
    • personality of Sabbatai. In the seventeenth century the tragedy was
    • its means a sufficient number of persons will be developed enough to
    • value the clairvoyance illuminated by reason and science less highly
    • those persons as Buddhists who swear by Buddha, then Christianity
    • this or that person made it, but it is anthroposophical to let
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    • personality. He was able to become a personality because of the concentration
    • kingdom into earthly existence. Man became a personality, and freedom was
    • thinks merely with his intellect and faculty of reason, his thoughts are not
    • and personality. It is a phase by no means to be undervalued. It was necessary
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    • 1916, by Dr. Rudolf Steiner. It was translated by A. M. Wilson,
    • prevent this, I must bring forward something apparently personal, about
    • speak of these faculties at the present time, for the reason that they
    • clear by a comparison the relation of spiritually scientific research
    • dear by a comparison.
    • for in that case the person would certainly not be unhealthy or
    • other is living in a different world. The non-hypnotised person is not
    • present beside the hypnotised one; the person with a normal soul-life
    • is being pursued, the person's normal condition is completely
    • in order to ascertain what influence a person is under who is
    • belong to this department that thoughts entertained by one person are
    • connection it must always be borne in mind that the dead person can
    • would seem to him as though — to use a comparison — a
    • spiritual science. For this reason it cannot be said that spiritual
    • entered historical life. That for this reason it also takes a survey of
    • personal God, when it is said that I prefer to speak of the Divinity,
    • how unreasonable it is to become a pantheist, how repugnant to common
    • sense to deny personality in God. One arrives, on the contrary, at
    • seeing that one may speak not only of the personality, but even of a
    • super-personality of God. The most thorough refutation of pantheism may
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    • certain seasons to make an offering of these thoughts to the higher
    • ancient times man waited for the Midsummer season — the time
    • season and in certain places he regarded as sacred, to establish
    • these thoughts and at the Midsummer season lets his thoughts flow
    • taken by the seasons of the year, entering as Midsummer approaches
    • needed all the year round, and who for this reason could not act or
    • the ovary belongs to the present year. Thus do the seasons
    • with the course of the seasons than is the custom today. About 20
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    • personalities which find themselves within it.
    • lap her dead son; if we compare it with any Greek work of art, we
    • bears the adult body of her son Jesus Christ on her lap yet seems too
    • other Christian motif, the reason for this lay in the culture within
    • conscious. It was for this reason that the men who have written for
    • sibylline. For this reason also, Christ Jesus was so insistent that
    • depends only on what he can extract from it. His personality is
    • personal stamp. It is for this reason that we think of
    • personal that flows into his work. That is characteristic of him.
    • the color of his personality.
    • wholly impersonal —
    • Michelangelo wholly personal. If we try to judge by some set pattern
    • last three lines of this sonnet make it clear that he could never be
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    • person realises what actually happens to him when he spends a night
    • will they do it as day-sleepers, and being for this reason unable to
    • to a more impersonal grasp of the truths of spiritual life than the
    • [Cf. J. M. Robertson,
    • world is imperfect by comparison with the enduring achievements of
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    • heredity. Sons have inherited certain qualities and characteristics
    • recognized as spiritually true. And it is for this reason, my dear
    • previous occasions are quite correct but for reasons which will be
    • knowledge. Think, for example, of a personality like Rabindranath
    • personality of Rabindranath Tagore. If our outlook is healthy and
    • this reason those who are sincere students of the truths of
    • either have experienced personally or be able to experience things
    • course, if the faculty of healthy reason has to confront such
    • reason free play, and when we begin really to want to understand, we
  • Title: Lecture: Morality and Karma
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    • person's success and rise; we should be able to look upon his
    • capacity of appraising another person's value. We damage our
    • same person in later years.
    • critical judgment. We say: This person has done this or that, and our
    • get rid of it, to overcome it and drive it away. When a person first
    • period in a person's life and let us suppose that this person
    • later period of life. A study of human life may show us that a person
    • Another example: A person may be filled with the feeling of envy.
    • that at some later period of life such a person is dependent on
    • be a weak and swaying person.
    • When there is such a person in our environment, we must say that
    • Karma is a fact which can be reasonably accepted, if it is a valid
    • towards such a physically weak person in our environment, a good
    • should have gone wrong with that person, for this is the retribution
    • for what he did during his past incarnation. It is very reasonable
    • Karma we must know that another person's Karma does not concern
    • same incarnation, so that a person withdraws into himself. All the
    • incarnation. Such a person is born as a timid soul, full of fears. He
    • What is the right attitude towards a person in whose case we must
    • We may come towards a person with understanding; i.e., immerse
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    • to know the true essence of the person who stands before us. We
    • really do not know it. We think that the person we see before us
    • are simply due to the fact that in the one or in the other person a
    • consider who is the person whose chief characteristic is this search
    • person's religious and natural-scientific views! Many people
    • Each person has his own egoistic interest. External schematic
    • persons.
    • acquired a form which transcends the purely personal destiny and
    • interest in this element transcending the personal destinies, we
    • spheres pertaining to purely egoistic, personal human interests. If
    • Graeco-Latin ingredients of culture in the leading personalities of
    • for many people one reason ... for rejecting it! One can see
    • be glad for each person who shows but a grain of understanding, and
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    • comparison really in keeping with the facts must differ from the
    • asleep with the summer season, for man's waking condition
    • should be compared with man's sleeping condition. If comparisons
    • passes over into the summer season of his personal existence;
    • to you as the Spirit of the Earth, is really a personality, like
    • upon as a prison. In the natural course of development man must,
  • Title: Lecture: The Coming Experience of Christ
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    • utterances have absolutely no meaning — Woodrow Wilson, who
    • that will develop out of the foolish Wilsonian prescription, and out
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    • Science as a Human and Personal Way of Life.
    • scientific fact. Knowledge has become severed from direct personal
    • another character. It calls upon the personal in man; he cannot so
    • with the personal in the human being.
    • stands there before us in its truth or untruth and our personality
    • loathing from error and falsehood; but if we compare our personal
    • personally involved; the satisfied hunger cannot be said to stand
    • seek rather to keep our personality out of the decision. If yesterday
    • we have not essentially changed in our personal being. If, on the
    • completely impersonal relation to knowledge.
    • thereby obliged to come into a nearer, more personal relation with
    • approach rather as we do a person to whom we are more or less
    • Let me illustrate my point by comparison once again with
    • some oilier reason. When this is so, man feeds on what is in his own
    • life up to the moment of meeting him was a search for that person.
    • other person, so that he enters into our consciousness.
    • bound up with our personality, a knowledge that simply cannot be
    • at all without our personality taking part in it. And as we grow into
    • is this? The reason is that this physical world of the senses,
    • civilisation. The person who is able to represent it from immediate
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    • made, in so far as it might be good for the two persons concerned, or
    • undertakings depended to the greatest possible extent upon personal
    • will do more and more in the future, to establish impersonal
    • people can only approach one another on far more impersonal grounds.
    • present between one person and another than to what works inwardly in
    • Graeco-Roman period two persons meeting for the first time made an
    • to free what is karmically imprisoned within us, and to let it rise
    • and characterological tendencies, how this person with a particular
    • temperament should be taken in such a way, whereas that other person
    • type of person and there is that other type, and, with each, must
    • personal connection to be made, a connection to be drawn closer, we
    • along this path and with small success. For how do we judge a person
    • do away with these prejudices and fancies for this person or that,
    • human beings appear when compared to the unreasoning animal creation!
    • as the gift of reason is no longer bestowed upon us like our two arms
    • means that the members of it must constitute the chief reason for its
    • It stands to reason that to what has been said the
    • reason for this will become more and more plain to see. There are
    • they would have as much reason to sorrow over this as we have to
    • of our time in comparison with the duller, poorer, more instinctive
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    • This came about, not for any egotistical reason, but as a result of the
    • This faculty must be regained but along a different path. For reasons, which
    • experiences of life. One's personality can be strengthened by training
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    • that were associated with the personality
    • with such ideas. But it is a fact that a person who is completely given up
    • — while professing at the same time to be true Christians. Such persons
    • of mankind. That is the real reason for the existence of this tendency. That
    • a scientific knowledge that is adapted to the power of human reason and
    • Christ descended thence when He entered into the personality of Jesus.
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    • for the very reason that what is here said will grow out of the soil
    • original intentions, if only for the reason that the opposing forces
    • they do not understand it? The reason is, that even within their
    • season of the year in which it ripens, and so forth.
    • to the following (I have often used this comparison for other spheres
    • the idea “for scientific reasons.” Now these two
    • much where annual plants arise, coming and going in a season and only
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    • reason. Take everything there is in the immediate neighbourhood of
    • above, more oxygen, but again they do not know the reason. The reason
    • this winter season. The time will come when such things are
    • recognised as exact indications. This is the season when the
    • season, then it is well to add a dose of clay to the soil. (I shall
    • the Earth is especially strong during the winter season, whereas in
    • matter. The reason why a leaf or grain develops thick and strong
    • — absorbs inner substantialities, and so on — the reason
    • specific animal life also belongs. For reasons which will presently
    • influence of the Sun as it pours into the mouth. For reasons we shall
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    • firm in this way, and for this very reason our breathing must
    • reason that the peasant —forgive me, but it is so — is
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    • nourishment of man — not without reason. I wanted to show you
    • something else as well. We must know how to gain a kind of personal
    • all — though it may be a hard saying — a personal relationship
    • may seem an unpleasant task, but without this personal relation it is
    • is something that expresses quite exactly — yet in a kind of personal
    • reasons which we may yet be able to describe, and it is this which works
    • we must have in a living and personal relationship; only then are we
    • sides. The point will be for us to develop the necessary personal relationship
    • the currents to pass outward are completely closed. For this reason
    • this reason it has a life-giving and also astralising influence upon
    • throughout the winter — in the season when the Earth is most alive
    • pleasure in stirring the manure in this way. Get the sons and daughters
    • aroma. This personal relationship to the matter (and you can well develop
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    • of the soil with reason and intelligence, which you can bring about
    • dandelion to the influences of the Earth, and in the winter season.
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    • as such — for the simple reason that in Nature's judgment
    • can never be understood by themselves. What I said in our first lesson
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    • around the plant-world during a certain reason of the year. Moreover,
    • what a root is. A true comparison will help us forward here. Suppose
    • their unison with limestone — act as a regulator likewise.
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    • a kind of personal treatment. To-day especially, we shall therefore
    • we have reason to believe could be increased, we shall certainly attain
    • animal. I may say, in parenthesis, suppose a person is suffering from
    • of interested persons, not actually farmers, to share in this Course.
    • in this way. Person who have nothing to say out of a real or well-founded
    • the other hand, the farmers hear of these things from unauthorised persons
    • — from persons who are merely interested — then indeed “the
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    • communicated, the reasonable understanding of how the world
    • looked right beyond his personal life, and did not attach
    • higher Ego through Kama Manas. The personal life was to be
    • in which value is attached to the personal life.
    • personality. That which passes from one incarnation to
    • is the symbol of impersonal
    • man. Wine is the symbol of personal man. Christ changed the
    • water into wine; out of an impersonal religion He
    • instituted the religion of personality. As water is related
    • to wine, so is the impersonal nature of man to the
    • personal. Whoever wishes to understand the doctrine of
    • reincarnation and rise above the personality must refrain
    • individual view of what is impersonal in man.
    • appeared to sanctify personality. As a sign that Christ
    • then the Kyrie Eleison. That is the outer ceremony. The
    • thought. At the present time the heart is still personal.
    • The wine in the Chalice represents the personal element.
    • himself. For this reason the Hebrew Secret Doctrine was
    • man experiences within his personality, while eight and
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    • a tiny bit poisonous. For life consists in taking in
    • poisonous that we are able to offer resistance. For if we
    • take a real poison, it destroys us, because we are unable
    • external world penetrates into us, a kind of poisonous
    • Poisonous sting.
    • different stars according to the seasons. The
    • And where he feels the poisonous sting, where he feels that
    • everything is slightly poisonous, Scorpio.
    • Poisonous sting
    • establish the balance. Scorpio is, of course, the poisonous
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    • come to birth and are there. When a person performs his daily task with his
    • trials and temptations which beset a person when he really approaches the
    • point a simple-minded person might easily put the question: Why do the
    • or in a very small circle, Wolfram von Eschenbach produced this song about a
    • personality and of all individuality and have the will of their parents
    • lives. The life that we lead as an individual remains within our own person;
    • what a person lives in his soul so objectively that it can go out of his soul
    • gradually assumed a personal character, inasmuch as it aims merely at putting
    • carried them within him, and for that very reason they remained unknown to
    • thing. And this is the reason why we can understand absolutely nothing at all
    • the Word we have something that lets spirit resound through the person
    • speaking. “Person,” did I say? Here we must remind ourselves that
    • “persona” is a word that comes from the Latin for the mask that
    • the actor carries and through which his voice sounds. “Personare”
    • personality is closely connected with it.
    • to the true and genuine Sons of the Gods who bring forward normal evolution,
    • does He say to these true Sons of the Gods?
    • ye, the genuine Sons of Heaven, rejoice!
    • Lord gives to His Sons the direct command to set in the world's places
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    • person who wishes to become a spiritual investigator, in the
    • complete willpower. A person who wishes to become a spiritual
    • systematic way. (One person will need longer time for the attainment
    • of results, and another person a shorter time). These thoughts,
    • Perhaps you will allow me to make a personal remark; which, however,
    • is not meant personally, but, as you will readily admit, it belongs
    • something personal, but which is also an objective fact.
    • “Geschichte des Hypnotismus and Sonnambulismus.”]
    • quite special. Let me explain this by a comparison.
    • Take a nut with its shell. An unprejudiced person will think that the
    • a visible song, similar to that which one ordinarily hears in the
    • Even as a person is a full human being in the true meaning of the
    • the knowledge of the spiritual worlds. For this reason the spiritual
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    • eliminated to a certain extent through judgment and reasoning but
    • comparison from ordinary sense observation will help us to understand
    • comparison.
    • life appear to him first in a mirror image. This is the reason that
    • through inner choice. By comparison, in a true spiritual training it
    • Imagine in ordinary sense observation that a person directed his eyes
    • his gaze. The person would not be able to look around freely but
    • person were not in the position to turn from his spiritual
    • certain power over our mental images. Any person is aware of this
    • have different reasons for denying this spiritual world, but a great
    • materialistically tinged monists have a definite reason for denying
    • this spiritual world, a reason that is clearly visible for one who
    • person to another, taking place within consciousness, actually can be
    • deep sympathy, of one person for another in the depths of the soul,
    • but since this person at the same time has reasons — reasons
    • stronger with one person, weaker with another. Because the soul might
    • person, although knowing nothing of this experience, does have this
    • lives in such a person a certain antipathy to confronting the abyss
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    • just this memory that keeps our whole human personality intact, and
    • personality by any kind of loss of memory to realise what the power
    • of memory means for the cohesion of the human personality in
    • personality if we were dependent on the activity that works
    • different person. Our experiences are not the kind of thing we
    • us into a different person. But nowadays an unconscious
    • different person from week to week, year to year, and decade to
    • The reason
    • Nazareth,’ a person no greater than a somewhat more
    • individual is thrown back on his own personality and his personal
    • healthy way, and draw comparisons with life, the contradictions
    • super-sensible spirit being approaches another person lovingly,
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    • The Festivals of the Seasons (1928), and
    • The Festivals of the Seasons (1928), and
    • Every year at this season we pass from one division of
    • seasons followed by profound instinct certain great laws regulating
    • winter it is awake. At this season, however, during the time at which
    • these are not only two distinct Beings, for at one season they unite,
    • present season. Plant consciousness is now one with the whole
    • is only at this present season they can think — now —
    • Science: About the season of the New Year, two cycles interpenetrate
    • So at this sacred season, we turn from the little New
    • Oesteson, the description and explanation of which entered into and
    • Note: — The dream of Olaf Oesteson referred to above, appears in the
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    • The Festivals of the Seasons (1928), and
    • The Festivals of the Seasons (1928), and
    • somewhat from our own personal concerns and to direct them to the
    • comparison.
    • If someone stands before a mirror and another person
    • person who stands beside me and looks into the mirror too, gives me a
    • duty not to allow those persons to attain power in the world, who
    • interested only in what concerns ourselves personally, we must
    • is affected by this, all that is but personal effort for their own
    • of humanity, because we frequently interpret our personal interests
    • great persons, not only when they gave out the results of
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    • personal reference is permissible, I may say that more than thirty
    • that it flows in an individual form from a human personality. Through
    • instance, to the ‘Fourteen Points’ of President Wilson.
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    • the Son of Man. Just as in a certain sense men are the
    • Sons of the Gods’, that is to say of the ancient
    • as the ‘Son of Man’ in this higher, cosmological
    • Steiner) here recited a poem from the Spiritual Songs of Novalis.)
    • chest in which Osiris was imprisoned, and cast it into the
    • personal witness that Osiris lives — ‘although we
    • Song XI, verse 488-491) — In Greece, where man could
    • other comparisons with the experience aroused by a Greek temple.
    • in the spiritual. Just as men are the sons of the Gods, so,
  • Title: Lecture: Some Characteristics of To-day
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    • Rudolf Steiner by permission of H. Collison, M.A., Oxon,
    • arose, pronounce this or that person guilty — and then, when
    • published by persons who, apparently, were directly concerned in the
    • reason then; I must, indeed, have been mad!
    • without grounds; they have good reason for this, namely: That man in
    • Now Björnson had treated of this in his dramas, but one had no
    • cannot be a reasonable thought in the case of the man of to-day. The
    • To-day we cannot but be “unreasonable” if we do not
    • takes place; it is prepared for the Reason of the day (and more so
    • capable of being a reasonable man, I have experienced between falling
    • had wished to give the German people the greatest lesson by imposing
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    • good reason from a natural scientific world conception. What is more,
    • entirely personal experience. By this means we prepare ourselves
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    • epoch is the development of intellect, of reason. The main
    • Robertson Smith wrote in
    • 14:39 For, as the LORD liveth, which saveth Israel, though it be in Jonathan my son, he shall surely die. But there was not a man among all the people that answered him. \
    • 14:40 Then said he unto all Israel, Be ye on one side, and I and Jonathan my son will be on the other side. And the people said unto Saul, Do what seemeth good unto thee. \
    • 14:42 And Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken. \
    • when Gautama Buddha was born as the son of King Suddhodana, he rose
    • by a figure personifying a moral force — by Moses — we
    • an impersonal character. In the future incarnations of men, as Christ
    • around him. He incarnated in the personality of Jeshu ben Pandira
    • in Jeshu ben Pandira and in other personalities too, returns again and
    • clearly proclaimed when the Bodhisattva who was then the son of King
    • change in the personality becomes apparent at a certain point in his
    • take possession of the personality of some human being in this way
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    • ways: most easily in this way, that the person becomes what we might
    • in writing. I am quite sure, many a person would soon wean himself of
    • to enlist the reasons against. The fact is this: Man would so
    • he will be, if only he does what there are so many reasons in favour
    • of his doing, and leaves undone what there are so many reasons
    • rather ask: What am I to do now? than find the reasons for their
    • action in themselves. Let us assume that such a person, who is fond
    • things speak for themselves and to understand a person in himself,
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    • impulses also, it encounters many persons who feel drawn towards such
    • have here, if I may express it in a comparison, is not simple
    • from personal predilection or subjective partiality when I assert
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • comparison. If we think of a nut with its kernel inside and the shell
    • and song, through a definite group of organs, as a revelation of his
    • song — can be given back to the whole man and his physical
    • speech and visible song by movements of his limbs and by groups of
    • song and speech from one specialised organ. One is within the
    • lives within a man — emerging from his soul in poetry or song,
    • through speech, song or the art of recitation, so, too, can one
    • express through the whole human being, in visible speech and song,
    • expression through speech and song — we can create
    • way was transmitted to sons and grandsons; what had been inherited
    • grew in their souls and became plastic abilities in the grandsons.
    • The grandfather felt the cosmos in its beauty, the grandson formed
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    • his inner experiences with a certain emphasis, while a young person
    • see something as reasonable only in so far as it is in line with what
    • times travelling about in the world accompanied by a younger person
    • to tell how feeling and will are actually working. For this reason he
    • a person ventures into this inner being of man with the same frame of
    • reason, whoever has had to learn of the presence of this centre of
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    • and the reason is that beyond the tapestry of the senses lies that
    • Harnack says that Christ the Son does not really belong in the
    • there to speak of God the Son. That men can come forward with the
    • between the Father God and God the Son. These fine differences that
    • world, man comes to the Father God. From tradition, he has God the Son.
    • difference between Father and Son. Soloviev is inwardly justified in
    • distinction between the Father God and God the Son.
    • the experience of the Son.
    • than a comparison when we say of that which takes place in us, when
    • Father God, is endowed with life once more by God the Son; a new
    • world changed into the world of God the Son. The world of God the Son has
    • Sun-nature are related to one another as Father Godhead is to Son
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    • Das Sonnenmysterium und das Mysterium von Tod und
    • experience necessary in earthly life because reason and intellect
    • too, there was reason for Ahriman's hopes to
    • went on. A teacher had men one who had come into personal contact
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    • person standing before us, who is somehow called “Smith”,
    • through the knowledge of an older age. For this reason, those who
    • merely as the Son of the Father.
    • something concerning a person called Miller; you are only told that
    • he is the son of the old Miller. Hence, the only thing you know about
    • him is that he is the son of Miller. You wish to know more about him
    • from the person who has told you this. But he keeps on telling you:
    • — The old Miller is such and such a person, and he describes
    • Miller is his son. It was more or less the same when people spoke of
    • Son. Essentially, even the strongest Realists could not characterize
    • the Christ otherwise than by saying that he was the Son of the
    • old theology which considered the Christ only as the Son of the
    • of the Father” considered the Christ as the Son of God, people
    • by the description of the Christ, as being merely the Son of God, and wish
    • instead to grasp this Son in his own nature, then we must not
    • resurrection as an independent Being, not merely as the Son of the
    • complete human beings. The Father sent the Son to the earth in order
    • that the Son might fulfill his works on earth. Can you not feel how
    • will at last be able to see the Son as an independent Being and to
    • were predominant in the past? — Whether the Son is at one with
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    • reason or to an understanding based on feeling, but it is a real
    • history of Europe to the event connected with the personality of the
    • Norwegian poem that speaks of Olaf Asteson, “the Son of the
    • Christ's appearance. Olaf Asteson's very name indicates that he
    • The Son of the Sun, Olaf Asteson, sleeps and dreams through the
    • is indeed a fact that there are two seasons of the year which are
    • should be celebrated in the winter season. When the external physical
    • strongest experiences. It is during these days that Olaf Asteson
    • that when Olaf Asteson woke up again after thirteen nights, he could
    • take hold of Olaf Asteson, but of his sub-conscious
    • still look in the darkest season of the year. The earth's aura then
    • Orleans; she too must have experienced, as it were, what Olaf Asteson
    • examples. It is for this reason that I am describing them to you.
    • And what is happening now is an unreasonable rebellion against things
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    • senses. A plain, unprejudiced person learns to know the world through
    • which he is unable to bridge completely. For this reason, Kant has
    • written a Critique of Theoretical Reason, of Pure Reason, as he calls
    • Reason, where he speaks of ethical ideas. We might say: The whole
    • human reason.
    • knowledge. We observe how a person describes something, how he rises
    • may indeed send his son to the university, if he is to become a
    • certain personalities of the present time who persuade men that they
    • reason the leaders of the monistic societies are less harmful. But
    • reason they wage war to the knife where they encounter honest
    • this reason we should not be led astray by the fact that the many
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    • this kind of talk from one person or another: “Why does
    • occasion to refer to the language of “Wilsonism.”
    • Phraseology of the Wilson type has been gaining ground in
    • futility of all that Woodrow Wilson's name stood for, how
    • Wilson's name stood. Now, of course, even in
    • Wilsonism, and how hollow and abstract it all is. Among us,
    • towards Wilson — there was no question of any
    • forces. It was a question of showing Wilsonism for what it is
    • unreal in human thought. It is the Wilson type of thought
    • reason why, to-day, there is so much talk about things that
    • million of persons, who can be added together and summed up,
    • Giordano Bruno was a remarkable figure, a great personality;
    • but the personal realisation of freedom. The best people were
  • Title: Lecture: Brunetto Latini
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    • difficult. Nevertheless, personal and individual
    • and persons that were already here, so when you undergo this
    • Intelligence or Reason that permeates the world. Moreover,
    • victory of Constantine, son of Constantius Chlorus, over
    • an epoch when we observe men — not only with reason and
    • will remember, at an appropriate season we spoke of the story
    • of Olaf Asteson, who slept through the days after
    • that in the season when the outer physical rays of the Sun
    • rightly placed in the season when the darkness is physically
    • it was just in this season that Olaf Asteson attuned his
    • to that of Olaf Asteson; if she had slept for the thirteen
    • Olaf Asteson, still in a certain sense she underwent in sleep
    • season in the body of her mother in the last thirteen days of
    • again to Initiation. These are the real reasons why we with
  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • upon his eyes. This is connected with a person's talents, in
    • the personality he has chosen out of the whole Cosmos to be
    • reason why the human being as embryo does not develop only a
  • Title: Lecture: Yuletide and the Christmas Festival
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    • Method and Purpose Among Spiritual Persons
    • significant season.
    • autumn, followed by the season of rigorous winter — and
    • to be a solemn season, to be a harbinger of the approaching
    • Northern and Middle Europe. During the season following the
    • approach of the season we now call spring was felt by them
    • lily-ofthe-valley and for the violet particular seasons
    • encountered here or there. From my own personal experience on
    • while he was rehearsing, might sing an unworthy song; that
    • for example, and were collecting the old Plays and Songs.
    • to any particular season.
    • the festival seasons, it behoves us also to face the other
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    • Being who incarnated as the son of King Suddhodana. The Indian,
    • individual personality in the world. How could it be otherwise in a
    • my reasoning faculties.” But in an older age the constitution
    • consciousness he no longer possesses, for his intellect and reason
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    • paid to the personal and distinctive qualities of individual human
    • healthy-minded, reasonable human being.
    • those who are not his personal friends or relatives go to his surgery
    • For the very reason that
    • cure for the body and for this reason there must be exact
    • teaching them to utter the vowel and consonant sounds clearly and
    • intellectualistic way, but quite differently. It is for this reason
    • voices speaking to him. No matter what intellectual reasoning you use
    • intimately connected with the personal life of human beings, have a
    • will do the healing, but reasonable human beings will bring
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    • spiritual activity — an activity which man performs in unison
    • words of speech and the sounds of song. It is our great pleasure in
    • these days to be having so excellent a performance of song, here in
    • our Goetheanum building. [Song-Recital by Frau
    • to-day, if I may say so, to express my personal gratitude for this
    • connection between the speech and song of man here on earth, and his
    • song, in the spiritual world.
    • man expresses himself in speech or in song, he is really manifesting
    • of song — the full human being is in fact contained. How deeply
    • proceeded from something which originally was song. The farther we go
    • and eventually song. In distant ages of human evolution upon earth,
    • differentiated into song and speech, but these two were one. What is
    • might as well speak of it as a primeval song.
    • removed from the pure element of song, and is steeped in the prosaic
    • find in it two essential elements — consonant and vowel, All
    • that we bring forth in speech is composed of a consonantal and of a
    • vowel element. Now, the consonantal element is in reality entirely
    • Nor is this confined by any means to the organs of speech and song
    • song or an articulate sound in speech, his whole body really takes
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    • imparted to man by his natural development, intelligence, reason,
    • life in God the Son, in Christ, could now be added to the primeval
    • this truth — “In Christ the Son we die, in order that we
    • “dreams” of reason and intellectuality.
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    • completely. In other words, can the reasons for such a disappearance
    • they viewed Jesus as a historical personality. For them, the coming
    • personality; but in the realm of spiritual knowledge, we are
    • personal experience, come to feel they had found the Christ. This was
    • existed as a real person in the sensory world. How can these two be
    • passed from the nature of angel to the “Son nature”; he
    • became “Son.” Previously, he was able to manifest and
    • When it so pleased him, he appeared to one person in one angelic
    • one form as the “Son.”
    • even further by being able to fulfill himself as the Son. His ability
    • to fulfill his mission as the Son has the greatest imaginable
    • human “person” as proceeding from the Father — from
    • and later on as the Son; this was his evolutionary course.
    • to manifest as the Son. Through the angels, he is the messenger of
    • Later, however, he appears as Son; he imbues all things.
    • Just as the Son is one
    • the spiritual world. To be a Son is something other than being merely
    • an angel. So, when this being reveals itself as Son, it is an
    • consult the Gospels, and as modern persons, of course, they are
    • ‘Jesuology.’” And it was that same person, not I,
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    • but of the thought no open-minded, unbiased thinking person can
  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • differs. It stands to reason that the upper strata must be the
    • when face to face with this “oldest son of the earth” as
    • son of our earth — granite. If against the investigations of
    • time when “the oldest son of the earth” was segregated,
  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • published by permission of H. Collison, with rights reserved.]
    • time proceed from persons who are more than fifty years old! As a rule the
    • dream is usually very chaotic, but for this very reason it is more
    • case. We will imagine a conversation taking place between reasonable
    • similar pictures, — but in this case through personal activity
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    • einseitig bloß das Denken vorhanden oder der Wille, sondern sie
    • abgesondert für sich vorhanden. Aber was so abgesondert für
    • nicht irgendein Theoretisieren, sondern es greift schon ganz tief im
    • Besondere
    • da ist gar kein Sinnesteppich, sondern irgendwie im Auge oder im
    • wenn man, wie gesagt, sich dieser Illusion nicht hingibt, sondern
    • ist, sondern was in der Vergangenheit ist, was der Vergangenheit
    • enthüllt sich uns von der Welt gar nicht die Gegenwart, sondern
    • Gegenwart hat gar keine logische Struktur. Der Sonnenstrahl
    • nächsten Augenblick, wenn die Richtung des Sonnenstrahls eine
    • sondern als etwas, was unbildlicher als ein Bild ist. Es steht
    • nicht durch unsere Augen, nicht durch unsere Sinne, sondern der Weg
    • sonst im Denken tut — und Bilder zu erleben durch innere
    • Anstrengung, wie es sonst beim Denken geschieht. Dann sieht man nicht
    • nicht die Materie unter sich zu lassen braucht, sondern der die
    • Offenbarung als Materielles, erkennen kann. Das wird insbesondere
    • außen herein, so daß wir ausgehöhlt werden, sondern da
    • ein nebulos Mystisches —, noch auf ein Materielles, sondern
    • Zukunft hinein rechnet, indem man etwa Sonnenfinsternisse oder
    • Tätigkeit, die man sonst bewußt entfalten muß in der
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    • which extend far beyond the narrowest circle of our own personal
    • — for the simple reason that the next few years will be the
    • every normally thinking person will look upon the cultivation
    • Then it came about by reason of things of which we have not time to
    • Orientalism; we refer to that Bodhisattva who was the son of King
    • Suppose any person, — the authoress of this book for instance,
    • to give a logical reason for his opinion. And then comes the question
    • common ground of Theosophy that such things occur. For this reason it
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 2: The Inner Aspects of the Saturn-embodiment of the Earth
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    • l It might well be objected: for what reason do theosophists bring up
    • extend so far. By way of a comparison and expressing it in image, we
    • the person makes an impression upon you like a breath of enchantment.
    • Spirits of Personality, known to us as Archai in the hierarchy of
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 3: The Inner Aspect of the Sun-embodiment of the Earth
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    • Spirits of Personality, whom we have therefore come to recognise as
    • two great opposites. Personal will fatally opposes the permeation of
    • the sacrificing Thrones; and by reason of this vision, radiating
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 4: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 1)
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    • man seen in a mirror to the person himself. For, just as the mirror
    • spiritual self-indulgence, for a person may practise it in order to
    • reach the stage they ought to have attained. A commonplace comparison
    • Record. For by reason of the bestowing virtue of the Spirits of
    • the deeper reasons of the remaining behind, we see that the original
    • that. This person in question might say: ‘There must be some
    • to allow evil to enter the world, and for this reason they had to
    • to be made by Abraham who was ready to offer his own son to God, and
    • placed in opposition to them by the gods themselves. For this reason
    • a person of simple mind may contemplate this picture and not know all
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 5: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 2)
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    • person may long for the homely stories of the family circle; he does
    • when in that person's presence. And as we are now speaking of the
    • movement. If a number of persons devote themselves to a higher Being
    • unendurable, and which in a merely superficial person takes the
    • ascribed to a shallow-pated person, and that which is an attribute of
    • longing than by change? This is proved by the fact that persons who
    • Personality, of Wisdom, and of Will — there is also what we
    • everything by reason alone, could account for a figure such as the
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    • quite a good comparison if we were to say that the world of truth,
    • the waves on the surface. That would be a good comparison; for it
    • any kind of reasoning. But a knowledge not framed by these two
    • For all the reasons brought against it from the materialistic side
    • to have risen like Christ — all these reasons are on the same
    • communicated to a person, which although it may be true, he must call
    • thoughts with your feeling — not with your reason, for that
    • real reason of this is that the water in becoming ice is cut off from
    • number of persons will know, by personal vision into the higher
    • it is in comparison with this to work on historical ground if we wish
    • foster-son entered the family and was sent for the rolls instead of
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    • — humanity has learned an adequate lesson from the
    • have been considering, must develop a reasonable degree of
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • to consider the deeper reasons, for that would be too much of
    • into reality. He was not the kind of superficial person who
    • a spade — a Woodrow Wilson. Andreae wanted to discover
    • end when they were old men and women. This is the reason why
    • whatever arises from circumstance. Such a person would grow
    • and twenty-first year, and perhaps be a forceful personality
    • instance, that such a person, a self-made man with tremendous
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    • The reason for
    • personalities of the outer world are caught up in the
    • ‘Wilsonianism’. For Wilson's ideas are typical of
    • ideas of ‘Wilsonianism’ which make such an
    • major influence on people for other reasons. They are
    • powerful for the very reason that they cannot be realized.
    • implemented. If we were able to implement Wilsonian ideas,
    • Woodrow Wilson
    • all that well in a world organized by Wilson, which anyway
    • Wilson's ideas were to conquer the world we would be able to
    • Wilson's ideas will be analysed one day and presented as
    • the reasons and because of the kind of conditions we have
    • am one of the writers listed in the book, the reason being
    • reason for believing in reincarnation is a highly peculiar
    • This, then, is the reason why people may lose all control if
    • but is perhaps doing so from some kind of purely personal
    • this Society with personal interests may indeed find that
    • in any way bring personal interests to bear, before or after
    • distinguish between personal interests and interest in
    • merely personal interest really have learned to work hard in
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    • possible, and for quite specific reasons, one of which is
    • more and more Edisons. This really is the ideal of modern
    • intelligent person or a cretin. A terrible power was in human
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • be adequate for the future. But we must know the reasons why
    • year, a very important person died in Zurich — Franz Brentano.
    • one person and then another, and in St Augustine's terms we
    • personality. The latter was not even discussed in Augustine's
    • is the reason why their theories and political programmes are
    • the one which Woodrow Wilson is presenting are no longer
    • London congress, which was chaired by Darwin's son,
    • rumblings in brains emptied of soul are the reason why ideas
    • be what they appear to be. The individual person will be deep
    • complexity of life to come. It is reasonable to say that
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    • when someone has died and a living person who is walking
    • terribly lazy person who really did not want to get up at
    • new one — that Woodrow Wilson had taken his inspiration
    • no longer made known, which is, of course, the reason why
    • ‘The sons of the gods saw how beautiful these daughters
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    • reason for this? It is that people who are merely equipped
    • reason why many people fear the spiritual world today as much
    • getting burned; they really are afraid. This is the reason
    • think of a well-known and reasonably important person and
    • that taught the headmaster a lesson. But, you see, Herder did
    • mood. It is poison to demand that children should understand
    • person teaches are wrong; wanting to do my duty, I would go
    • him to take an active part in disciplining such a person. Let
    • Wilsonians. What matters is to consider carefully what lives
    • of the other person, and it suits him rather well if others
    • come and put the other person out of action. These, however,
    • actions towards others be determined by our personal
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    • one should think there is a personal bias. The book, on the
    • obvious that there is no personal bias in what I am going to
    • a State. People like to use such comparisons in areas which
    • comparison can be applied to anything. If you like, I can
    • comparison between a swarm of locusts and a double bass. You
    • comparisons will always prove fruitful. But the fact that we
    • are able to make comparisons certainly does not mean that we
    • inappropriate idea? Well, you see, the reason is that the
    • comparison will prove fruitful. I think you will agree that
    • And the reasons given were far from stupid; they were
    • perfectly good reasons.
    • reality compare to the whole tissue of reasons put together
    • reasons given by an enlightened group of medical men when the
    • it — is all-pervading, particularly in Wilsonianism? It
    • believe, of pure sense and reason.
    • Anglo-American peoples, when I speak of Wilsonianism or
    • deliberately calling it ‘Wilsonianism’ because I
    • have come from Mr Wilson
    • cannot even do Mr Wilson the honour of calling his tirades
    • articles which were Wilsonian without being Wilson's. They
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    • its personal — mark this well — its personal
    • perception and of will — became the personal property
    • property, now they were transplanted to become personal
    • these ahrimanic powers from 1879 onwards, personal ambitions
    • personal inclinations since then, to understand that they
    • reasons and final impulses for events on earth can only be
    • are taken as a matter of course. Great Wilsoniades are
    • reasons for saying that the people who had a part in the
    • prime reasons for the spiritual battle. And now consider 1841
    • hypothetical, but it is a reasonable assumption that Soloviev
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • into another person; you come to feel differently, to have
    • provide systematically for this. It will be poison in the
    • to think back to those days. It will be poison if the years
    • lessons to be learned in the present time were not slept
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    • relationship to God is established through a personal
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    • reason why we find so many symbols of procreation and earthly
    • the nineteenth century. A fourteenth-century person who spoke
    • Wilsonianism, of course, but also ahrimanism — of the
    • Wilsonian world programmes in a form which still has power to
    • reasons; and the people who say such things only need to
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    • observers will see this more clearly. It is reasonable to say
    • who wanted to describe human evolution would have reason to
    • dream,’ the other person will call them idiots. This,
    • of course, is not a nice thing to hear. It is the reason why
    • Woodrow Wilson from the point of view of spiritual science. I
    • There I spoke of the world schoolmastery of Woodrow Wilson and
    • Woodrow Wilson like this, for his grammar-schoolboy essays on
    • the grammar school level policies of Woodrow Wilson.
    • leading-reins by Woodrow Wilson and his wisdom in the early
    • entry into communities then called Masonic or the like,
    • We dedicate ourselves to you! We dedicate our sons,
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    • millennium and possibly a little beyond. The reason will be
    • of transition. Are there any special reasons why history, in
    • Well, we can give a number of reasons, the main one being
    • to mind whenever we speak of the reasons for developments.
    • of real reasons: ‘Gentlemen, freedom has to exist, for
    • nations only exists to cast a veil over the true reasons. For
    • Delaisi shows himself to be a bright person, someone who has
  • Title: Lecture: Fall and Redemption
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    • different direction. I tried to show what the modern person can raise
    • action. And for this reason I spoke of the moral intuition
    • proud when each person declares himself to know it all. But in true
    • everywhere is wisdom. A person who ascribes intelligence exclusively
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    • reise seg fra den horisontale jordretning opp til den
    • Måneoverflaten og gikk i horisontal retning. I den gamle
    • naturlig utvikler seg i horisontal retning. Men jorden har ikke
    • jorden, hvis ikke den kosmisk-åndelige innflydelse son
    • med teorier, men den skal gyde noe inn i oss son gir oss evnen
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    • The reason for
    • are dead and for this reason they are abstract. But our thinking is
    • transformed vertebrae. For this reason we can indeed say that when
    • are really all like the famous personage who drew himself up into the air
    • science. For this reason it could not satisfy even Goethe. This is
    • re-ascent from sin. For this reason too, anthroposophical ideas are
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    • comparison.
    • to sleep must be compared with the season of spring and waking with that
    • alternation. A certain comparison is possible here with what
    • far past ages men knew well that in the summer season the lower elemental
    • of the divine forces with the body of the Earth. For this reason
    • highest Spirits, belongs to the season of winter.
    • a festival. For this reason it will be incumbent upon the
    • their wisdom the men of ancient times placed in the winter season the
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    • It was said that the person knowing himself could never
    • such a contemplation a person may feel himself in a rather difficult
    • century have been absorbed. Yes, a person feels himself in a rather
    • relation to the plant world! It is entirely natural that the person
    • astounding. A person who approaches the natural scientific concepts
    • of plants — that first a person must occupy himself with a
    • comparison. Imagine that someone found a piece of matter, some kind
    • Consider the following comparison. We find an object somewhere, a
    • may appear to be a mere comparison, but for spiritual research it is
    • not a comparison but a fact. If we study the curious lawfulness of
    • departs from the physical the ‘astral body.’ The reason
    • sun being, to the sun spirit? To have an easier comparison, we would
    • have already said that a person would be close to insanity if he did
    • person who irritated him earlier. It is said that here we can see
    • that the elephant has a memory, that he remembered the person who
    • today. There are compelling reasons that must lead the conscientious
    • another person — into the soul of the earth, if we understand
    • The person who beholds
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    • frame it thus: “In what personality does the sum-total
    • The personality
    • — In antiquity there were certain persons, so-called
    • person as Hercules or Osiris or Isis had, of course, never
    • looked for outside the realms of truth and reason; offspring
    • personalities ; just as they were only Suns, so likewise,
    • Christ never was a physical personality, but a Sun. It was
    • what we may call physical science? The reason is deeply
    • reason that the Priests of the Mysteries had to keep the
    • nonsense, and call it Woodrow Wilson. Not only what I have
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    • — not as concerns his own individual, personal Karma,
    • social life; not to our personal Karma. If I manufacture a
    • that rays back, so to speak, into my personal Karma. That is
    • that the Earth has its true waking season; then it is that
    • this mobility of Easter, for the simple reason that it brings
    • 19th century point of view, many reasons no doubt could be
    • Age passes on to the Son of the Virgin Wisdom — to the
    • but we also look for the Son who is born of her, who finds
    • is to see in him that personality who wanted to work entirely
    • realm of Natural Research to turn to the Son. We only begin
    • gives birth to the Son — that is, to the
    • far as this Woodrow Wilson, who actually contrived to
    • the Wilsonians!
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    • another season of the year, his constellation would be less
    • Mysteries they felt in a very living way the peculiar unison,
    • another reason why those who knew the Mysteries felt
    • words. Why not? For the very simple reason that you can talk
    • sees through the evolution of the world, the Woodrow Wilsons
  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • and enthusiasm; I would be a cold prosaic person if I were to
    • thought-integral in comparison with thought differentials, from
    • placing man at the summit of animal development. One person does
    • his head changed in comparison with the heads of the different
    • people take it amiss if a person describes the spiritual world as
    • For this reason,
    • whole universe. And we thus learn to make a comparison: We
    • like a person using a coach; for it is the remaining body which
    • matter, up to the free ether, and for this reason we see the
    • really grasps these words, if a person who really understands
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    • person who experiences the life of the present time with a
    • People thought only a moral reason could be the cause of illness.
    • super-sensible gifts. For this reason, these three gifts bestowed
    • application of poisonous substances, acting in the human body,
    • which natural science contains mathematics. For this reason,
    • are in comparison to these sensations which you obtain from the
    • reason it is unfounded and only rooted in human egoism to say:
    • feels himself imprisoned in his body. Within this living way of
    • postures. For the reasons explained above, we cannot return to
    • comparison may help to explain what I really mean. Take, for
    • (please do not misunderstand the comparison; it is not meant to
  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • personally well known to me, is the following: He describes a
    • with an inky nib had given him a blood poisoning and that he
    • not reveal any trace of blood poisoning, or similar symptoms.
    • Lodge: Sir Oliver Lodge lost his son Raymond in the last war. He
    • sphere, was deeply stirred by the loss of his beloved son.
    • use the mediumistic power of a certain person, in order to enter
    • into connection with the departed soul of his son, Raymond.
    • Lodge's book on his spiritual intercourse with his son Raymond,
    • is, the soul or the spirit of Sir Oliver Lodge's son, wished to
    • the fact that upon the second photograph Sir Oliver Lodge's son
    • come from his son, from the departed son himself.
    • description given by the soul of his son. Even a scientist could
    • slightest reason for questioning the medium's communication.
    • and more conscientious than any other, even in comparison with
    • poisoning, really had some unknown inner defect, so that sudden
    • of a person's life. It is quite indifferent whether we call this
    • person may foresee, in the form of a picture, that he will, for
    • arising from such a premonition. The person in question therefore
    • belief that he would have to die through blood poisoning. Thus it
    • that his son's soul and none other must have spoken to him from
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    • The sight of the lifeless body was the true reason why Buddha
    • have during this festive season will be permeated by a true
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    • imagination, and for this reason ordinary human consciousness
    • in the region of the heart. For this reason we may say: The heart
    • also exists a sleep so faint that a person may walk about in an
    • in this field. For a normal person it is quite good if he has
    • person, but in the discovery of stolen strawberries, or other
    • that person.
    • person. All the things which generally come towards you in an
    • person who is endowed with the imaginative power of knowledge,
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • illusion. When he passes through death, necessity imprisons him,
    • spiritual worlds imprison him so that he cannot maintain his
    • beginning and end of the world. But we are then imprisoned, as it
    • reasonable foundation. We find instead that in the past, man gave
  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • God the Father. He felt that he was, as it were, a son of the
    • a person who had passed through a Greek training — let us
    • thou art a divine being, a son of the Gods, was only revealed to
    • imagined in a purely spiritual form. Christ, the Son of God, was
    • leads to life in Christ, or to the presence of Christ, the Son of
    • passed over from the Father to the Son. And then the following
    • refuse it for many reasons, because these kinds of truths were
    • particularly towards that person who draws out the truths from
    • attacking the truths, and lay chief stress on personal attacks,
    • personal insinuations, personal insults, personal calumnies. They
    • the world, and they believe that this can be done by personal
  • Title: Lecture: The End of the Dark Age
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    • German in Das Sonnenmysterium und das Mysterium von tod und
    • Das Sonnenmysterium und das Mysterium von tod
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    • Edited by Harry Collison and published for the first time in
    • 1906 through 1916, entitled, The Festivals of the Seasons. This
    • Edited by Harry Collison and published for the first time in
    • The Festivals of the Seasons.
    • events now taking place show us, for the very reason that, if we look
    • which dwelt in this particularly devout person. I might have said why
    • he became such a very special person; it was because, in spite of his
    • souls, and keep it there, even beyond the Christmas season, during
    • reason the Christmas Festival was placed just at this particular
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    • Edited by Harry Collison and published for the first time in
    • 1906 through 1916, entitled, The Festivals of the Seasons. This
    • Edited by Harry Collison and published for the first time in
    • The Festivals of the Seasons.
    • bodily nature. When we meet a person we ask him, “How old are
    • with you. What a person gives as his age at a definite time of his
    • there. For just this reason we always have it in front of us so
    • the Christmas season for the people of the village. Then the best
    • of such plays during the Christmas season. Such plays were not to
    • to take part by walking by the cradle, each person rocking the
    • person approached the manger very seriously and then, on finding
    • something other than resign oneself, saying that a person simply
    • person could come and say that precisely because no meaning can be
    • existence. It can happen that a person wants to prove out of the
    • can not bypass Christ. For this reason everything depends on our
    • the spiritual. For what can one do with a person who says.
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    • personality in the course of the development of mankind on the
    • the personality of Zarathustra.
    • personality such as that of Zarathustra, whose gifts to humanity, in
    • quite a different nature and we have reason to believe that, in the
    • personality hidden beneath the name of
    • and it is therefore reasonable to indicate that Zarathustra, living
    • less. Our clear reasoning and cognitional faculties, our present
    • us. He was one of those leading personalities who gave a stimulus for
    • level of human consciousness at the time, these leading personalities
    • such personalities were Hermes, Buddha and Moses, as well as
    • personality of Zarathustra is all the more interesting to us in that
    • Vedic songs and in the Zarathustrian civilisation to the North. All
    • were, the servants, the “sons” of Ormuzd, who execute his
    • in the religion of Zarathustra. The reason for this is its entire
    • servant of Ahura Mazdao, and as such, he personally knew the
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    • reason for the great interest evinced to-day in Egyptian culture, but
    • the combining of intellect and reason, in short, our scientific mode
    • appears as the earthly son of One who did not arise in the
    • earthly world. He is the earthly son of Osiris who remained in the
    • posthumous son of Osiris.
    • Man little knows to-day that the consonants are images of the Zodiacal
    • the vowels to the consonants are images of the connections between
  • Title: Lecture: On the Nature of Butterflies
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    • present. For this reason the butterfly's instinct must lead it to lay
    • fire. This is only hindered by the burning. By reason of this it is
    • up, so the sun forces, imprisoned inside, can now create the butterfly
    • created out of light. This applies to man as well, by reason of the
    • butterfly arises from light which has first been imprisoned.
    • is produced by the action of imprisoned sunlight? In every instance
    • butterfly owes its colour to the action of imprisoned light. The
    • which are entirely spiritual and live in imprisoned light. Imprisoned
    • that keeps this “I” imprisoned. Were I able to let it
    • identical, that light when imprisoned creates butterflies, and that the
    • shuts itself off more and more from the light which is imprisoned, and
    • person alive today was already present in the egg-cell of Eve. This was
    • emerge. We do not progress for the simple reason that the general public
    • reason the Italian natural scientist Lombroso has stated that there is
    • the chrysalis. One will see how light is imprisoned there as in us it is
    • imprisoned — the gaily coloured butterfly darting forth. This is
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    • processes. I may avail myself of a comparison which I have often used
    • its earthly course. In the light of this comparison one gets a right
    • our personality, which is fundamentally identical with the consciousness
    • into personalities here on earth. And remembering is the echo of what I
    • before, a healthy, thoughtful person will not take it for a present
    • without love. This hems him in. Loveless persons sleep as if — to
    • breathing process, and in the processes concerned with speech and song,
    • song. There you have their reciprocal interplay. In a way it is also a
    • us. On earth this is reversed; in speech and song our own being is
    • it into song by divesting it of its utilitarian function and making it
    • express our own being in declamation, in song? Why do we transform it?
    • as in song and in declamatory speech there must be united what a man is,
  • Title: Conferencia: La Comunión Espiritual de la Humanidad
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    • reglas de la lógica — que a su vez son el producto de su
    • otros Seres — seres que son más elevados que el hombre, pero
    • cosas son evidencia de que la actitud hacia la sabiduría que
    • de los hombres son terrenales en su origen estaba todavía
    • personas saben hoy en día de la Navidad es que es una época
    • Son las
    • fuertes y decididos son necesarios para admitir honestamente a nosotros
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    • open-minded person can, with no more than the ordinary means of
    • may be allowed to use a trivial comparison, I would remind you of how
    • From being personal and human our life becomes cosmic during sleep. And
  • Title: Lecture: Reincarnation and Karma
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    • the qualities possessed by animals. But is that a reason to wipe
    • reason why it is able to produce higher degrees of
    • soul-activity. One may admit over and over again that the person
    • particular stage of reasoning power to which they have attained
    • Darwinistic ideas. And it originated in a person who said to
    • hard we tried, we could not find any reasonable objection to the
    • “new faith” on that basis which these personalities
    • the reasoning of the followers of the new creed; and this fact
    • personality who is the most important and venerable of the
    • he writes: “The final result of a comparison between
    • conceive that it has evolved out of one which in comparison is
    • the same numbers of lessons daily to the children and attain
    • explain his meaning accurately. For that reason I will now
  • Title: Lecture: Life and Death
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    • not a question of attending to analogies and comparisons, but
    • reason we can say that fatigue is an expression testifying
    • for the reason that man enters into relationship with the
    • individual life, but it must also for this reason throw off
    • of the human memory? There is a point of time in the personal
    • Ego-experience is not present. For that, reason the inner
    • become a reality for him. Thus we can give the reason to the
    • Is a son of Eternity,
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    • for this is by no means clear to the average person. And for
    • this same reason, it is also not so easy to gain an insight
    • personality, but rather a whole system of minerals —
    • earth, defined in the human being as an isolated person, as a
    • animals, as complete, self-contained personalities, upon the
    • merely by the etheric body; for this reason they feel no
    • true for all plants. For this reason, if you pull up a plant
    • Elementary Kingdom; for this reason, it takes on a clearly
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • but also to study personalities which have passed before us
    • those personalities who honestly and energetically strove
    • a person born blind. But in order to perceive our environment
    • successful operation upon a blind person, there comes to him
    • circle of persons at whose head stood a woman of deep,
    • there himself. He can describe it reasonably; he can say: you
    • personal, egotistical feelings; he is repelled like Faust. He
    • — that is the lesson Faust must learn. The archetype of
    • personal desire. Quite impersonally must we merge into the
    • spiritual world. That is possible only when every personal
  • Title: Lecture: Birth of the Light
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    • unrevised by the lecturer, by Harry Collison. It is
    • in comparison with the spirit that held sway and was active in
    • 'Twas just the season's round of Eos' feast,
    • we feel it as the personification of love; the personification
    • all-power too appears personified to us, when we look on the
  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • great personalities who provide the subject matter of our
    • Giordano Bruno, found a fresh medium in a personality so near
    • personal investigation, so, in those days, teachers of
    • the teachers who preached Aristotle in season and out of
    • season, as a rule, understood nothing at all about him.
    • opponent of the followers of Aristotle, and with good reason,
    • well. Not without reason was Aristotle the first historian of
    • knowledge governed by reason, may come much later than the
    • requisite for our senses and for our reason, which is
    • perception and, above all, our reason, which is inseparable
    • human mind must not suppose that with its reason limited, as
    • reason, that it was wrong not to strive to ascertain the
    • of how far human reason is below the Divine Reason which
    • senses. It cannot be comprehended by human reason. Divine
    • Reason grasps it outside time and space, while man's reason
    • that which, in time and space, our human reason can
    • Giordano Bruno's own personal attitude to the world, quite
    • he penetrates the things with his reason and then proceeds
    • away from it. Hence Giordano Bruno recognises reason, the
    • Giordano Bruno, the fourth stage is Reason. Reason to him is
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    • all efforts, to find the junction. Goethe's personality was
    • person. It is for this reason that all his creations leave
    • the particular phase of his personality prevailing at one
    • himself. Goethe's personality is a striking example of the
    • necessity of the lessons of life; it shows us that it is
    • the importance of that which he was by reason of the
    • distinguished physicists such as Thomson and others have
    • refreshing for the simple reason that the same theory had
    • persons (certainly the very unprogressive) who relate the
    • admit that it would be reasonable to stand in front of a
    • interesting personality, a truly remarkable man, who wrote a
    • reasonable comprehension of the life of the soul, may be
    • are deterred by reasons into which we need not enter now; we
    • different sciences, and in the entire personality of the
    • different soul-forces of the whole personality was actually
    • living. It is for this reason that Goethe's personality is a
    • grandeur that radiates from his whole person, in the light of
    • together, and may it also bear fruit for that personal bond
  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • from out of those worlds which work down into such persons
    • averse to such mediumistic personalities taking into their
    • medium, and so personalities strongly endowed with phantasy
    • clear about the individualities of persons applied to
    • beings is thereby shown as it presses into the personality of
    • processes in which the mediumistic person employed cannot
    • somnambulistic-mediumistic person, and one must as it were
    • opposite of what has been described. The comparison has been
    • in reasonable fashion without making himself a partisan of
    • reasonable and convincing for all standpoints and one will
    • person in question. If one will attain a high grade of
    • excluded in an ignoble personality. Then one sharply draws
    • personality, and separate his former self from the
    • the stripping off of his own personality, he comes to
    • his own personal views, thus, without knowing it, falsifying
    • question of moral qualities. The immoral person will get to
    • person however, with selfless mood of soul, will find the
    • person can fully understand the pronouncements of the
    • need not be any special human being for that reason, just as
  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • that person.’ But the ‘animal slime’ is really
    • a conversation between a father and his son. They are going
    • himself. He should have enlightened his son more wisely than
    • the son. But in this case he did not need to do so. For in the
  • Title: Lecture: Matter Incidental to the Question of Destiny
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    • life, of great or outstanding personalities. Let me give one
    • contribute nothing to an understanding of the personality
    • Swabian — son of a Swabian schoolmaster, who wanted his
    • son also to be a schoolmaster. Karma, however, had a different
    • at his fireside. Well, he might have got two years imprisonment,
    • personage of the Theatre — he who was even higher than
    • other jobs. But the head personage was at his wits' end. We
    • wife in person, — he has something most important
    • convict died in prison. It was at the very minute — the
  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • person who is about to enter into life. But the question of
    • Natural Science will therefore have to find out the reasons why
    • — leading to a re-birth of human personality, giving it
    • condemn her to a kind of occult imprisonment and so
    • that Masonic order for example, claiming also to have occult
    • reckon with a personality like Annie Besant, who herself
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
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    • Archai (or Spirits of Personality as we have called them),
    • Personality
    • Spirits of Personality are also the Time-Spirits. We to-day are
    • distant when men will believe this, for the simple reason that
    • Masonic books), it is traditionally related that there were
    • the most punishable offences for an unqualified person even to
    • understand, as is often the case in modern Freemasonry, much
    • Some person is a member of one of those societies which call
    • of the Mysteries. Such a person comes to one (I am relating an
    • the Mystery-formulae before an unauthorised person
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    • Opinions expressed by other persons will be disregarded; the
    • permission of Harry Collison, M.A. (Oxon.)
    • become trivial in the course of the centuries. And many a song
    • christening, the persons who were present at the christening
    • of one elderly person who was then present and whom he did not
    • “dear little Jesus,” as many folk songs and
    • artistic songs have done — but the folk songs less than
    • world — it is for this reason that the Christmas
    • even though they are not so in childhood, by reason of
    • personalities who had been sanctified by Jahve; they were those
    • personalities who were permitted to employ in the right way
    • born in men as if by reason of their blood. And we know that
    • in the nature of the prophet, is born, indeed, with the person,
    • way, is not convicted of falsehood by reason of these words,
    • such a person will sense the new impulse if only he pays heed
    • health-giving thoughts which bring us into immediate unison
    • give health, and the person who hears this may at a certain
    • of a person who has applied himself to spiritual science guided
    • them, by reason of their karma, but do not pay attention to
    • what is bestowed upon them by reason of their karma. But if, in
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    • unfolding their fertility in these seasons, the esoteric
    • long nights, in the season afterwards fixed by the Christmas
    • store for humanity before the cradle of the Son of Man incarnate.
    • A wondrous song is here prepared for many.
    • These Twelve had done so. For this reason their combined
    • The son obeyed with ardour, never tired,
    • The merit of his son in word and deed;
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    • very reason that greater objectivity is necessary if we are to accept
    • humanity cannot be influenced by whatsoever a person acquires through
    • other hand, we have every reason, especially at the present time, to
    • called the Spirits of Personality or Archai underwent their human
    • Beings, the Spirits of Personality (Archai). They are at a still
    • the old Indian culture is a matter of personal opinion. But he who is
    • not swayed by personal opinions will be indifferent to value
    • can observe this at the present time. How is it that so many persons
    • Spirits of Personality who work as Spirits of the Age. These Spirits
    • of Personality, these inspirers of the Spirit of the Age, are of a
    • Spirits of Personality is predominant and sets his seal upon the
    • epoch, another Spirit of Personality, another of the Archai, takes
    • die, having completed our present stage of evolution, our personality
    • Personality, to these Beings who may be characterized by the somewhat
    • Spirits of Personality is to perform cyclic revolutions and return to
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    • characteristic of the person who lives in this etheric aura of the
    • First Beginnings, Archai or Spirits of Personality
    • First Beginnings, the Archai or Spirits of Personality, who during
    • other circumstances. Personalities are the product of the specific
    • normally become Spirits of Personality during our Earth-existence,
    • as Spirits of Personality.
    • Personality. They do not possess the attributes which they should
    • Form who preserve the characteristics of the Spirits of Personality
    • guided according to the will of the intuiting Spirits of Personality
    • Personality. These are not, therefore, Spirits of Personality who
    • Age, these two types. Those persons who are stimulated by the true
    • Spirits of Personality who are, in reality, Spirits of Form. Those
    • also between those Spirits of Personality who, in reality, are
    • abnormal Spirits of Personality who from within determine the pattern
    • Personality who works in the inner being of man as Spirit of the
    • within by an abnormal Spirit of Personality, was super-added. The
    • were still extant. That is the reason why the sacred Sanscrit
    • Archangels and a third to what stems from the several personalities
    • Personality is the more active agent, that is, why their mode of life
    • is determined by the cooperation of the several personalities. We
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    • to reflect. The person who only feels and does not think may well be
    • ordinary person and it is this loss of vision that accounts for the
    • upon those personalities of the folk belonging to him and who
    • centres, these focal points, are the individual human personalities,
    • Intellectual or Mind-Soul. Their activity is, by comparison, of a
    • personal experiences which derive from his sense perceptions are
    • concerned with his personal destiny, which he has to fulfil in order
    • of Personality, the Archai, exercise their influence. We can now turn
    • Spirits of Personality, and in the mutual cooperation of the
    • Archangels with the abnormal Spirits of Personality — since the
    • When this occurs, when these abnormal Spirits of Personality thwart
    • activity of the Spirits of Personality is visible externally. This
    • sometimes opposing separate Spirits of Personality. The fragmentation
    • illustrates the interplay of the abnormal Spirits of Personality with
    • Personality, but the normal, Spirit of Personality expressing himself
    • group. The external reason for this severance was perhaps that the
    • no other geographical explanation. The inner reason, on the other
    • temperament which is reflected in the individual personalities of
    • outer reflection of the inner man. For this reason I had to insist,
    • the reason why mankind is divided into races. That which gives man
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    • of Movement, of Form, of Personality, the Archangels down to the
    • fully integrated person in his Earth-life. In the last third of his
    • indianische Bevölkerung ausgestorben, sondern weil die
    • evolution of mankind. In this realm neither personal sympathy nor
    • personal enthusiasm may play a part. They are of no consequence; only
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    • take personally an objective description of a particular race or
    • of the facts presented in this lecture course. For this reason these
    • us suppose a person is traveling on foot over the bare, rugged
    • It was for this reason that they were given their name. Behind them
    • With brother spheres in rival song,
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    • the Old Persian epoch the Archangel became the Spirit of Personality,
    • prisoner of his limitations. Monism or monotheism in itself can only
    • Persons. The task of the other nations was to ‘analyse’
    • of Time Spirits or Spirits of Personality and indeed some of them
    • Archai-being, a Spirit of Personality. After he had become a Time
    • Archai-being, a Spirit of Personality and elected to remain at the
    • renounced the possibility of becoming a Spirit of Personality? He
    • individualized. This was only possible for the following reasons: —
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    • the greatest nonsense. What happens as a rule when a person compares
    • person in question were to believe that, because the men with whom he
    • different person might be wearing that uniform at those different
    • Personality. Now the peoples of the Graeco-Latin age also had a
    • Personality, but in a different form. In their case there was an
    • more personally. Their ego had awakened at the stage of existence
    • son of Odin to whom we owe the gift of speech. Thor plays an active
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    • ego-less, devoid of personality; he looked upon the ‘I’
    • belonged to an integrated community. For this reason, nearly a
    • post-Atlantean epoch for the very good reason that future
    • to the higher worlds arose. In comparison with our ‘mythology’
    • social institutions — which is felt as a Personality in whose
    • — this Christ-Personality is portrayed in a wonderfully
    • State is envisaged as a concrete personality so that it will act as a
    • with all the idiosyncrasies of a personality. No other philosophy is
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    • reasons why we may hope that the Folk Spirit, the Archangel, who
    • before the old Lemurian epoch, for very special reasons rose to other
    • personality of Sabbatai. In the seventeenth century no great harm was
    • reason and spiritual knowledge less highly than the old, chaotic
    • personal predilection or temperamental predisposition.
    • this or that person; but it is truly anthroposophical to allow
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    • their own will, their own sentiment; thus one person may regard this,
    • our own personality. Ideals of this kind are really only what one or
    • form their opinions out of feelings and personal motives, but
    • personal feeling as the standard of measurement. As persons we are
    • personal feelings about the ideal, and no longer ask what we
    • occultism; we should be putting our personal preferences above the
    • necessities of existence. However great our personal inclination for
    • sympathetically just because of our own personal preferences for this
    • Nature's wonder like the song of the lark. It was still felt
    • something which dawns in us today in a form as yet impersonal; it is
    • frightfully easy to taunt us with amateurishness in comparison with
    • is a mistake even to make such comparisons. Let the dramatic critic
    • will not think it inappropriate or too personal if again this year I
    • Permit me to mention our good friend Adolf Arenson, who in this as in
    • the musical compositions of our dear friend Arenson. Further I feel
    • It is my wish, not out of personal preference but because it cannot
    • warmth. For this reason every one who is present at these dramatic
    • material impersonations; that some figures must stand out in the
    • service. For all these reasons, at the close of this introduction to
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    • a thoughtful person will naturally reflect that such movements do not
    • According to the Greek legend Tantalus wantonly offered his own son
    • the son of Tantalus — we find an indication that there is a
    • than what it knows by way of intellect, by way of reason. A more
    • reasoned account of it, is Persephone; that is where the suppressed
    • sub-earthly realm of the soul. The imprisonment of the clairvoyant
    • seen their activity in the forces of Nature. For this reason the
    • vision at Damascus it came to one person only; in the future it will
    • meaning in the old Rosicrucian formula about God the Son, who once,
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    • controlling centre, as superpersonal, superhuman, we have what Greek
    • the leading personalities of the period.
    • Spirits of Personality, the Principalities, the Archai, who of course
    • Spirits of Personality, then in the Persian epoch the next lower
    • Spirits of Personality, who were the inspirers of the Holy Rishis in
    • was incarnated for three years in a human body. What is the reason
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    • a single person, a single person who in Atlantis walked the Earth as
    • soul-life which we find personified by Persephone was developed in
    • produce.’ For all these reasons Greek mythology has good ground
    • for making the elder Dionysos, Dionysos Zagreus, a son of Persephone
    • to begin with, as Dionysos the elder, is a son of Zeus and
    • earth, enclosed within the narrow confines of his own personality.
    • it from being imprisoned in the human body? What would have happened
    • and taken it to Zeus? Men would have walked about each imprisoned in
    • his own bodily form, each imprisoned in those microcosmic forces of
    • which man does in fact tend to cut himself off as an isolated person
    • intellectual civilisation, with all that derives from our reason, and
    • Dionysos, the son of Zeus and Semele. What further are we told about
    • Dionysos ... you will feel of him that — although the son of
    • of the Zeus hierarchy. He is the son of Zeus and Persephone, a
    • is still the son of Zeus as well as of Persephone — a
    • the personal intellectual ego, once lived as a man, as the younger
    • soul of Dionysos the younger. Since the death of the personality of
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    • Greek gods? The reason is that such a study can provide — as
    • addresses itself not only to our reason, to our philosophy, but to
    • physical body. A man may be inwardly a thoroughly untruthful person,
    • ego-consciousness, could not be like the elder Dionysos, a son of
    • Persephone and Zeus, but he had to be a son of an earthly
    • mother—he was the son of Semele and Zeus. But we must bear in
    • solid; it was much softer in Atlantean times. For this reason it was
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    • for the man who sees himself in it. When you with your personality
    • Superficial persons could of course immediately say: ‘But you
    • Dionysos was himself a very ugly man. This person, Silenus who was
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    • we have behaved to this or that person, when we see the debt we have
    • evolution, for reasons which we shall speak of tomorrow, this Being
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    • phantom-like in comparison with the later man, it barely hinted at
    • effort. For this reason we must never rashly regard what can be
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    • way, this dry, prosaic appeal to reason, is only a phase, an epoch,
    • reason can provide. If the soul feels that with the normal
    • Personality, during the Sun evolution the Cherubim worked with the
    • our own impulses, desires, passions, through all that imprisons us,
    • in this personality of ours; we wish to be permeated by the
    • reasonableness of the future, let him remember this. Foolish as it
    • chemistry it will in the future appear quite reasonable. When we
    • in either case we find it all impersonal and freed from ourselves. In
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    • wisdom. Let me say from the very outset that I am not personally acquainted
    • as possible. They assume, for instance, that a person may make an almost
    • slight gestures are made, expressing what the person thinks, expressing
    • of comparison, something which I was able to observe in this connection
  • Title: Lecture: The National Epics With Especial Attention to the Kalevala
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    • Kalewala. Olaf Asteson. Das russische Volkstum. Die Welt als
    • the question of the personality of Homer; When he describes anything
    • simply with facts, he does not even begin with any personal opinion,
    • of the Olympic Gods — enacted in unison with the deeds, purposes
    • a personality who feels himself unable to discuss his inner life with
    • work acts, absolutely from personal motives for a long time, so important
    • because Achilles fought out for himself what he personally had to fight
    • Hermann Grimm with whom I had often the pleasure of personally discussing
    • writings but often in personal conversation, and then much more exactly
    • reasoning sense-perception, the ordinary feelings; something which was
    • and her son, this entry as it were, of a very remarkable Christianity
    • that to my idea, such a delicate, impersonal representation of Christianity
    • Herod, who is called Rotus in Kalevala, is expressed so impersonally
    • that one is scarcely reminded of any locality or personality in Palestine.
    • our souls, that at the moment when Christianity enters, when the Son
    • this people. This withdrawal of Väinemöinen before the Son
    • condition, in a much more-impersonal condition; and also in such a condition
    • as the present-day animals have, but that guidance by the reason and
    • forces namely, of imagination. Imagination, intellect and reason worked
    • him with what the logic of reason tells him. If we look at that which
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  • Title: Four Seasons/Archangels: Lecture I: The Michael Imagination
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    • prosaic comparison, but in this case, because of its inner
    • can enter into the life of nature only in the season of growth
    • perception for it than they have for the autumn season of fading and
    • dying away. But in truth we earn the right to enter into the season
    • wanes and autumn draws on; the season of sinking down and dying that
    • seasons. It becomes a kind of combustion process. It is natural for
  • Title: Four Seasons/Archangels: Lecture II: The Christmas Imagination
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    • carry further our study of the seasons of the year.
    • cosmos. The reason why this body of air and water is spherical is
    • season is sulphurised. Then we come at Michaelmas to the time when
    • the sulphurising and salt-forming elements. If at this season we
    • something else comes to the fore during the deep winter season.
    • we can say: The course of the seasons
    • during the deep winter season, we have an artistic, imaginative
    • observe the course of the seasons is to follow the great cosmic
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    • the limestone formations during the winter season.
    • reproduction was bound up with the seasons. Conception could
    • could be born at any season, this brought a feeling of freedom into
    • limestone. But then, for a person who can see into these
    • Ahrimanic influences during one season of the year — we will go
    • powers at another season. If we know what is going on secretly in the
    • seasons; and then the Easter festival would embrace something that
    • in the context of the seasonal course of the year.
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    • subject than we had to do in considering the previous seasons of the
    • thinking of the Christmas season, we had to start from the way in
    • In the last lecture I showed you how at Easter, the season of spring,
    • behold the Son
    • it can be experienced by man at this season of St. John, would speak
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    • through an intimate human experience of the seasons of the year. If
    • that goes on below the surface of the earth. That is the reason
    • winter season he works in the human head, so that in this connection
    • In physical life, one person forgets more readily, or less readily,
    • That is the annual impregnation of the Earth's seasonal being.
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    • aggressive personality characteristic of Roman civilisation.
    • uncivilised and uneducated in comparison with the numbers and
    • their own inwardness, their personal connection with the Christ
    • personality of real significance. But if we ask about his
    • very considerable. And yet as personalities they are potent
    • is the reason of all this?
    • me here make a trivial comparison. How many people are there
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    • goes about just like a normal person, so that those with whom
    • certain inner reasons it seems necessary to speak of these
    • way. Forgive me if I here interpose a personal remark. I must
    • night you were with this or that person! ... But what is so
    • mind, such a time will come. For this reason it is a certain
    • personal remark. I know full well that in the spiritual
    • these things of which it is my duty to speak. This personal
    • reference may be justified for two reasons. — One is that
    • must confront them with the truth, this personal reference is
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    • I said in the lecture yesterday that those personalities
    • personality initiated in the Mysteries, had lived through
    • and that for this reason, one who is dead cannot suffer. He is
    • for Him? Suffering without any karmic reason, utterly
    • minds and hearts to this personality. Such things are only
    • clairvoyant consciousness: “This is my beloved Son;
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    • into the believers participating in these rites. For reasons
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    • then hast thou to ask me, dear son? I wish to ask why the
    • hast thou to ask, dear son? I wish to ask why the Arabs have
    • answered mildly: Dear son, better it is that thou shouldst lose
    • Jesus said: Even if I too, as a son of the House of David,
    • these things displeasing for rather more honest reasons. I will
    • not out of egoism but for quite other reasons. For the Spirit
    • person of no importance whatever. Because the Christ
  • Title: Lecture: The (Four) Great Virtues
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    • German word ‘Besonnenheit’
    • human beings, but the Christ Impulse works in this personality,
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 1: Natural Science
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    • the physical state of the person, and how from this physical
    • — and this is more than a mere comparison — to a
    • human self, the human I. The awareness of personal
    • illumination from the ancient Orient, the magnificent song
    • life. For the reason already given, we cannot make this detour
    • easy is difficult. One person takes weeks, another months, to
    • comparison between the two images obtained. If we tend
    • person, then the vital thoughts into which you have found your
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    • ordinary life. And so, since for scientific reasons this fact
    • attained as an adult is that of the normal person; any
    • one person years, another not so long; but each can note, as he
    • therefore, if he is a reasonable being, seek
    • as consciously, as reasonably, as precisely we may say,
    • and recollections — when for some reason or other
    • the other person. Only a few individuals, like Goethe's
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    • For this reason, the study of history will doubtless have to
    • Perhaps I may interpolate a personal observation here by way of
    • to direct spiritual observation. For this reason, even if
    • cannot speak of such a “solution,” for the reason
    • nature. For this reason, the Indian yogi elicited thoughts from
    • in conclusion I introduce a personal note, I do so only to show
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    • There appears to be no objective reason for man to abandon this
    • is this so? It seems to me that there can be only one reason:
    • This harmony is possible; though no longer consonant with our
    • sphere. For this reason, the material is acceptable, and
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    • matters, he is probably on the verge of losing his reason; at
    • as life, there would be little reason why it should stop short
    • the eternal springs of existence and links his personal
    • sum of personal experience reveals itself.
    • experience of personal existence — to survey the cosmos
    • only need to make a comparison with ordinary memory. Because
    • research, could not avoid the inner dissonance and
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    • intellectual — the power of reason, of a more or less
    • to puberty, the young person evolves from within his being the
    • need to listen to some person of natural authority and to what
    • or that person of authority with a proper respect. He did not
    • now imitate this person; the relation was such
    • outstanding personalities today, who take up a position in life
    • against the person concerned, but simply to characterize the
    • phenomenon. A particularly striking personality among those
    • socially active in recent times was Rosa Luxemburg. In personal
    • was in her personality. Yet when you heard her speak from
    • the fire of immediate personal impact, but in a manner that
    • individual human personalities. This was achieved in
    • sympathy with the other person is always an unconscious or
    • we have a self, assume unconsciously that the other person also
    • the life of the other person. This immediate perception, we
    • for violent interference. Any alien shaping of the personality
    • personality, finding them only among his soul's innermost
    • out of the human personality, to arrive in the full experience
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    • practical detail. He has an immediate personal relationship
    • belongs to one of these systems. And he regards his personal
    • For this reason, all the social configurations of the Orient
    • the Oriental priestly hierarchies. For this reason, no doubt,
    • something consonant with an agrarian system, with a
    • thinking to come to terms properly, for reasons I have
    • their personal relationship to anything chiefly from industry
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    • main reason underlying this economic decline.
    • personality.
    • sense of self, a sense of personality that is still quiescent
    • personality is not as yet found in Asia. If on the other hand
    • personality — and it is a civilization suited for
    • experiences it as in a dream, without sense of personality.
    • personality what they absorbed in the cognitive and social
    • experience to the full his personality. In this way, however,
    • this “I” to a human personality that is fully
    • Waldorf School. I showed our visitor round personally, and
    • from the personality of man.
    • rôle in the social organism, but with our own personal
    • so that men will know the reason for their duties.
    • of the time, which for this reason I do not need to enumerate,
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 9: Prospects of its Solution (Europe-America)
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    • this reason, I evoked a certain amount of satisfaction,
    • personality to bear, either directly or through assistants, on
    • true, leading personalities today still have rather odd
    • interests. For that very reason it is obvious that we must
    • university education — has no genuine personal interest
    • property and does not belong to our human personality, but
    • grips their whole personality, their heart and soul —
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    • trying to go. The reason for many of our social abuses today is
    • There is another reason why I do not believe there is any real
    • individual personalities are active in it. What is correct for
    • which are connected with human personalities. The
    • of reason” or “natural law.” They believed
    • determine the law among men by a process of reason.
    • Among leading personalities there developed in the nineteenth
    • reason; and the “historical law” that has come into
    • human personality (only the creativity of the individual can
    • instance, that some very important person or other
    • valid judgments here can arise only from the consonance of many
    • reasons for the powerful hold of the caste system in the
    • divided, that is, into classes. If you analyse the reasons for
    • more the sense of human personality, which experiences them as
    • another. It cannot be spun out of a man's own reasoning
    • faculty. Yet from the mutual intercourse of men's reasoning
    • came into contact with reality. From the fate of Wilson's
    • individual personalities of the teachers can be realized.
    • You must have a feeling for these personalities. You will need
    • Only then will it be possible for the free human personality to
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    • before your intellect, before your reason. But that you receive that
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    • revelation of certain historical personalities, we shall
    • — “Unless a person knows how to value aright those
    • Now, I should like to-day, to take a personality out of the
    • personalities more characteristic of the World-Conceptions of
    • personality in the Western life of thought, St. Augustine, who
    • reasons which made him break with Manichaeism,
    • a person can gain from this Sense-world and his experiences
    • way in which persons think of the external perceptible
    • the person who has to utter them at a certain period of time in
    • person boldly admits, as did St. Augustine, that you can only
    • time a person to-day passes into the unconsciousness of
    • certainty at all; for the simple reason that the reality of his
    • them; but numerous were those persons throughout the whole 4th
    • Post Atlantean age who, from their personal experiences knew
    • die. And, however highly for other reasons the Sun-life was
    • thing for this evolution, — the Son of the Sun, the
    • personalities, we should simply be woven into an ordering of
    • We are only personalities, and especially free personalities,
    • so we will take certain personalities characteristic of our 5th
    • of these persons in whom a certain tendency was developed which
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    • Steiner most likely described how every person lives
    • is like the person I will be sometime. This life must be
    • on circumstances is reasoning in a circle, because the
    • they look at the person and see that he needs work done for
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    • thoughts with human reason, with human, all too human,
    • Thus we see how edifices arose — for certain reasons I do
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    • spiritual, the world of ideas. We see that for this reason Goethe's
    • according to inclination and his destiny, a pure, ideal person, to
    • Reason. And Schiller explains these things thus: Take a person who
    • necessity of reason. Such a person becomes the slave either of the
    • necessity of nature or the necessity of reason.
    • necessity of reason is no longer felt as compelling, then a man
    • will act reasonably from force of habit, for then reason has led
    • him down to the senses and the senses led him up again to reason.
    • and in logic. Hence the need grew up in him to personify the
    • in and giving out, how certain powers are personified in the Snake,
    • which works only on the ground like human research, human reason,
    • scenes and persons, is one and the same thing. The Fairy Tale is
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    • its phenomena, combines them with his reason, which is bound to his
    • reason and capacity to formulate thoughts to these
    • which the power of thought might achieve by being kept impersonal,
    • has an objective reason; that you do not desire it has no objective
    • reason.
    • subjected to the personal characteristics of a man, and when it
    • adapted to exclude the personal element and to attain objectivity.
    • experienced in yourself the reasons for it, you are able to assert
    • aversion, their sympathy and their antipathy, in short, the personal
    • the personal in the case of thought and the capacity to formulate
    • not yet so far that nothing personal enters into it, and that they
    • thought to such a point that we no longer think personally, but let
    • when we have cleansed thought from the influences of personality, we
    • eliminate all the personal factor from feeling, so that the appeal of
    • things to the feelings has no longer any say, to the Personal, or to
    • personal element as well as thought, so that feeling can transmit the
    • the personality) must take pains to be stirred only by what lies in
    • therefore the various figures stand in the same personal relationship
    • ideas of things which are comprehended by the mere reason. That is a
    • stuff their reasons full of concepts, and then scatter them about
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    • Italian works of Art. Out of this personal work of one who had been
    • And now Faust's personality becomes a being placed between two
    • personality, now we see before us a great conflict carried on
    • necessary. It is for that reason that the second part of
    • studied by men and into which the reasoning of the understanding
    • could sink, but no connection could be found by reason between
    • understanding and reason has not been purified, who are unable to
    • the personal and ignoble. All that works on man himself is
    • picture and captivated by reason of what Mephistopheles has placed
    • Faust is led to evil. The end of the ‘prison scene’ is
    • ‘Personality.’
    •  For which I begged. It was not without reason
    •  And those who once delighted in my song
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    • Goethe can point — from personal knowledge — to
    • achieve only what the world of reason can achieve. He can go as far
    • connected with narrow personality so that no wishes or desires,
    • all personal wishes and desires, there lies not only one human
    • Helena from a personal desire. Whereupon the whole thing collapses
    • narrow egoism. That all personality with its egoistic wishes and
    • ‘Yet now, with sober season to address thee,
    • egoism of persona! wish and desire, that he dedicates all his
    • We must take these words to mean that personal egoism
    • overcome this personal egoism, can really reach the last stage,
    • where the garments of human personal egoism fall away like
    • possibility of personal enjoyment is removed. It gets darker and
    • of the person. He knows that the soul, while in the body, receives
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    • personality in some other way, we form an idea, a concept, and
    • men and women. You formed an idea of each one of these persons,
    • something to another person was expressed by saying: Mercury
    • works in me. Even when a rude person called some one's
    • described by saying: Mercury was working in that person.
    • You will have heard of persons who through some condition of
    • ticket. He carried everything out quite sensibly. His reason
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    • to them that an initiated person ought not to know things in
    • ‘lowest’ heaven for the simple reason that they have no
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    • relationship with the past; and not alone with his own personal
    • have then to do with a personality who has preserved many
    • it is, however, to this personality that he has, as it were, a
    • into the bodily and etheric, this personality had still left in
    • owing to the fact that in the personality of Gilgamesh we have
    • Hence it came about that when this personality, in accordance
    • another personality — the Epic of Gilgamesh calls him
    • — a personality who had descended
    • possible because there remained to this second personality a
    • have in the one personality what remained of the old habits of
    • Now this was not easily understood by the personality who bears
    • seeing that the two personalities of whom we are speaking were
    • of the soul. The consequence was that the personality who had
    • personality might be continued on Earth, he remained with this
    • personality spiritually, even after death. Thus when we
    • consider the later life and development of the personality who
    • in it the working together in the two personalities; but now in
    • through the will of an earthly personality, or, as was the case
    • here, for a human personality who had passed through death and
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    • personalities how the historical evolution of the world runs
    • man feel himself for reasons which we will discuss in the
    • is only a finger in unison with the organism, so in the same
    • have given you a picture of two personalities, — the one
    • have shown you how these personalities lived in the ancient
    • have told you how the personality who is concealed behind the
    • picture of the experiences of a person who was initiated into
    • the Sun. And he learned that the reason why man is not in
    • considering such a personality as is concealed behind the name
    • experience then came to this personality during his journey to
    • The Song of Alexander
    • is a very significant document; in comparison with the account
    • kingdoms. Underlying his Song of Alexander, there was this
    • is not without purpose that I have spoken of this ‘Song of
    • the ‘Song of Alexander’ could arise, describing as it does with
    • between nose and eye and mouth. So was a personality such as I
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    • that exercise, or had made this or that personal sacrifice. If
    • a man had reached a certain stage of sacrifice and of personal
    • ripeness, then for the very reason that he as a human being had
    • independence of the seasons, or of the course of years and
    • individual and personal spiritual faculties. Step by step we
    • Picture to yourselves the part played by this personality. I
    • son of a peasant, sent an edict to Athens in 529 forbidding the
    • the two personalities of whom we have spoken were trained and
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    • personality such as Julian the Apostate who feels something
    • Present-day mankind is built up upon personality, upon the
    • personality of the individual. Eastern mankind was not so built
    • inspiring them. Those powerful and great personalities in the
    • condition of ripeness and no longer to observe seasons and
    • times of year. There the first sign of personality makes its
    • personality.
    • person during his present life, perhaps something that he
    • personal life. With the man who belonged, for instance, to the
    • the memories that are limited to personal life, events of
    • this time personal memory, personal recollection was
    • was already sown for the civilisation based on personality, as
    • personality, under the influence of the Roman culture
    • Here then we have the civilisation of personality. And in that
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    • it is good to begin with them, each person can form from them
    • now able to develop? The reason for this is as follows.
    • within. If a person catches cold, his condition results from
    • water, then by reason of the action of my ego-organisation, the
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    • Look, my son, at your own being! You carry about with you a
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    • spiritual world could encounter many personalities during
    • earlier times, this or that personality met the Guardian of the
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    • fundamental reason for this name, and how it is connected with
    • towering personality of Goethe; not because it was supposed
    • like to do it by means of a sort of comparison, which is,
    • however, more than a mere comparison, and is to lead directly
    • needed here, that a person lived in this dream-world, that he
    • the reason we feel that these dream-concepts are
    • soul-life is stronger than the dreaming life? We may reason
    • that even this waking soul-life of the adult person has been
    • — the way he approached another person, as a result of
    • really sees himself as a second person. When anyone has this
    • difficult, but this is relatively easy in comparison with the
    • very trivial comparison: Vie may have a certain wealth and keep
    • quiet of the soul appears now also in the personal life as you
    • destiny. We see this expressed in the tendencies of a person,
    • it because we have built it for ourselves for a certain reason.
    • To illustrate this, let me give a personal experience.
    • Goethe is also that personality who built the bridge from
    • Goethe was a personality who always aimed to transpose into a
    • stage-picture consists of moving persons or moving groups? and
    • spoken word and the song proceed. It can even be said that when
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    • psychic nature, we can feel ourselves to be free persons.
    • personalities; that we can only do when we attain the Imaginative
    • ourselves as individuals. We feel ourselves as personalities
    • You would at once cease to feel yourselves as personal beings if
    • thought, gives us the certainty of feeling ourselves as personalities.
    • do our Angels; and that which inserts itself as Personality
    • Personality, in the 20th Century.” The fact does not enter
    • the consciousness of most human beings, that their personality can
    • only be real as Personality, because it has been
    • if the physical body brought about our personality. Anyone who
    • thinks that his physical body brings about his personality is
    • subject to the same deception as a person would be, who standing
    • Science believes that what we as individual persons experiences
    • by reason of the forces working through our present epoch of time,
    • his body. The reason he cannot see the Beings of the Angels,
    • dear friends see that there are reasons why man should experience
    • For that reason the Ordering of Nature and his own ideals appear to
    • individual person, am not bound to my physical or etheric bodies
    • himself but realise himself as a free personality not bound up with
    • out of which humanity comes. The great Being, the last person in
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    • It is for this reason that we have to alternate the conscious
    • returning to the body, it experiences in itself the personal,
    • to be? It is obvious that one person pictures the world in
    • about a lecture: “One person sees the world as a box of
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    • scientific activity as such, and its relation to the personal
    • personalities are typical, they are like an old gentleman who
    • of that which occurs impersonally in cosmic events; but that
    • higher worlds, in an impersonal way, as indicated in my book
    • develop something impersonal in themselves, with reference to
    • occult bases of his own destiny, of his personal worth and
    • precede personal vision. Here one can say: the opposite path
    • to processes which transpire within the personality. I
    • that can only have a personal content. Only when in things
    • which have a personal content, we look away from what is
    • personal, and observe them in the way the anatomist or
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    • were shown that freewill can only be developed if a person is
    • A person may
    • the will and the significance of reason and wisdom in human
    • a human capacity or skill guided by reason and insight,
    • the human soul if a person withdraws himself from something
    • mischief in the world. An apathetic person only lives in
    • people go through the world and meet this or that person, but
    • each person we meet is to lose oneself passionately in the
    • person; that is not true interest. If we do this, we lose
    • when a person says it is merely incorrect what he has said in
    • offensive. Under some circumstances a person must needs
    • his nature is something to which no reasonable person can
    • object. Hence also the attitude of another person cannot be
    • self-surrender. It is not without reason that it has often
    • person can take sufficient nourishment in one day to last the
    • to know how the brain of a person is constituted, you must
    • egoism when a person undergoes a higher development, because
    • the furtherance of the world development. If a person
    • actions and his moral attitude a person gives something to
    • still happen, confirming what is felt by persons with special
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    • characterizes him especially as a personality of the fifth
    • this personality that will enable anyone to distinguish
    • life and personality of Goethe are comprehensive and decisive
    • that has occurred, his life and personality have had the least
    • good bit of the honesty of our age because this person speaks
    • points of view; the son's soul, too, absorbs these views. In
    • period, a personality bearing within him all the impulses of
    • that period. Early on, he becomes a self-sustained personality,
    • the circle of an important personality who became of
    • feelings he met this personality, we must recall that, when he
    • deeply, through association with various persons, into a
    • personality who immediately made a tremendous impression on
    • when I was a boy, we once heard that a man was to be imprisoned
    • rather large business for such a place. He was imprisoned for a
    • continued from 1848 when, as a young boy, this person had
    • imprisoned for a year and a half. It was, perhaps, not so bad
    • into contact with every possible kind of person and took part
    • together is really his personality, the character of Gottfried
    • we are always interested in his personality, so strong in
    • concentrated in one personality as he could never otherwise
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    • close to every person. Goethe's life was important in world
    • sense with his person. But, in reference to certain phenomena
    • the discovery of America. Could a materialistic person assert
    • course of his life, how he becomes an utterly different person
    • however, is spread over many things. For this reason, because
    • that are approved by most persons who are materialistically
    • of a person in a materialistic way, we never discover what
    • thing. Such a person simply lives in direct contact with the
    • loosened. As a result, such a person can be more isolated, in a
    • not present in Schiller. For this reason, he creates characters
    • reason that they really must astonish us. I scarcely know
    • soul and genius as his son; the truly poetic creative process
    • feeling. Such a person comes to the point of saying to himself
    • non-working persons living on their private incomes who are
    • deeply rooted in life. For this reason, Goethe could bring the
    • this reason that the rejuvenation scene,
    • see, if I may be permitted to interject this personal comment,
    • personalities may become important for the life of every
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    • a human life. The problem is this: What is the reason that
    • the lives of these preeminent persons?
    • To begin with, all that a person can know, especially in our
    • and even of the earth. It is for this reason that the vivid
    • person comes into looser relationships with his brain
    • a personality as Goethe's, the lower nature, which we generally
    • the intellect and reason is not really so closely bound up with
    • with the sensory image of this person that the dog has often
    • been accomplished in the past. It is only for this reason that
    • wisdom is to be found throughout the universe. Man, by reason
    • dominant reason into consideration tell yourself this: “We are
    • reason; we do not move merely through illumined space but also
    • through the space of wisdom and governing reason.” You will
    • then fully understand what it means for a person to be fitted
    • person now grows into his knowledge so that he sees more than
    • most intensely. I say that a person who is simply driven from
    • concealed mysteriously in his Faust. Countless persons
    • must, therefore, remind ourselves that, by reason of all that
    • person on another only when an especially intimate
    • piano lessons,
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    • comparison with those that prevailed in earlier periods of the
    • fact that each person belonged to a certain class into which he
    • leading personalities today. But you must bear in mind that
    • times whereby the guiding personalities acquainted themselves
    • personalities in the temples who were suited for such purposes
    • specially qualified personalities was then inspired by beings
    • a person could find in his vocation the connections between
    • (calling) as something toward which a person is called by his
    • which a person is called by the world's objective course of
    • the simple reason that those who discuss the character and
    • this subject matter. Schoolmasters, literary scholars, parsons
    • There are, indeed, many such individuals. A person who has
    • must continue to do so. For this reason, the polar opposite of
    • furnish the foundation for closer relations between one person
    • imagine what a truly good person who has reached an especially
    • always be a certain unity in that one person would be this,
    • would require a weird person, indeed, to hold such a view since
  • Title: Karma of Vocation: Lecture V
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    • placing a person in this or that position in life. We know that
    • occupy this post. Such a person may hold a high position, yet
    • suppose that for this reason the position cannot be occupied.
    • world, they can produce only a caricature. A person holding the
    • and if the person comes to understand the matter, then things
    • discovered and the person can come to an understanding of it
    • person.” But the slime at the bottom begins to work, and it may
    • and the scientific psychoanalysts reason with each other —
    • is like a person who wishes to know what kind of grain will
    • place in a person's conscious life from waking until sleeping
    • father and his son. They are walking together and, after the
    • father has questioned his son about all sorts of things, the
    • always ask what a person's occupation is because to have a
    • learn whether or not the person is respectable and whether he
    • is a most clever anecdote and one that reveals that the person
    • son and tell him what a stupid thing the teacher had said. But
    • should have enlightened his son in a more intelligent way than
    • a person would be wrong as to what a respectable occupation is
    • have had to correct his son, but in this particular case it was
    • karma, if you allow this comparison with a violin. The tones of
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    • personalities. I will give you an example. A small brochure has
    • just been published in Switzerland. It deals with the person we
    • understanding of the personality concerned. When someone forms
    • into the person with whom he is dealing. If we do not wish to
    • slash into a personality with our concepts, we should simply
    • truly a poet of our epoch. He is also a Swabian, the son of a
    • schoolmaster who wanted his son also to be a schoolmaster but
    • in another case the person was not on the train as it passed
    • would probably have been imprisoned for a couple of years
    • practice of law. He was a clear-headed person who viewed
    • everything without preconceptions, who by reason of his gifts
    • longer had any use for this man, a person not only diligent but
    • person could not be used.
    • theater met this person as if by chance and said to him, “Do
    • highly placed person connected with the theater, even above the
    • person lived in the same environment as the man whom I have
    • a person must be able to discover all possible hair-splitting
    • and he convicts a certain person in a set of circumstances
    • present during the trial. Well, the person concerned was, of
    • course, imprisoned. The whole affair was then associated with
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    • intimately related with his remote cosmic future. Each person
    • poetic than the other, and we know that what a person
    • correctly in life so that each person is in his or her own
    • the vocations a person is destined to have also mention
    • those things related to the future vocation of a person just
    • Science must find the reasons why humans cease at this point to
    • years. The very thing a person is elaborating here mainly in
    • explained only on the basis of spiritual life. So a person who
    • evolutions do take place. We bring unhappiness to a person who
    • come to light. It must become possible for a person to consider
    • of life, a polishing away of the personality, everything that
    • in Europe, which might lead to a rebirth of human personality
    • in a way unsuitable for the present. The person who listens to
    • very same persons who, in their secret association, nurture
    • manipulate the souls of men in the “right” way, many a person
    • communicated to persons as ideals, which are not intended,
    • other than by imposing upon her a kind of occult imprisonment,
    • accordance with this truth. If a person possesses, on the one
    • also be other persons who stress that, in a Western newspaper
    • members of this or that brotherhood of Freemasons which lay
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    • this example, we have to do with a person who was born in the
    • sixteenth century was a rather versatile person but also an
    • son of this man is the person whose course of life I wish to
    • after his son had studied for a few years, he did not have much
    • the son had struggled through his medical and philosophical
    • studies, he had reason to feel most fortunate. He became a
    • son of an actual princely personality of that particular state.
    • many private lessons so that he had an excellent income. He
    • a little more clearly into the karma of this person let me
    • drive himself so hard. He had to give many private lessons,
    • convent, and a son, whom he later legitimized. Although he
    • his age. For this reason I should like to read to you, in a
    • Highness to form in regard to my person. But if, as we may
    • lessons. Moreover, I would not willingly do such work in
    • another city than in this one, for various reasons that it
    • of one person and another, many hours of the day and often the
    • favorable opportunities to secure skillful persons whose help I
    • private students and through my earnings from private lessons,
    • lessons. I have a far greater longing for more free time than
    • occupied with geometry, and at first taught his son music
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    • During this life, or by reason of this life, man descends from
    • and so on. The person of the present day who believes, but
    • person imagines that he or she is finding the way to the
    • highest God, but to what such a person really does find the
    • — archai (spirits of personality, as we have also named them),
    • personality, are also time spirits.They are the controlling
    • angel, whom the person at first wanted to revere but whom he
    • what a person develops in conscious life, but much that lives
    • certain connection by reason of their blood or something of the
    • brings down upon himself cosmically. A person disinclined to
    • supporting human life, is seriousness. It is for this reason
    • self-evident. This is possible when a person utters the name,
    • impossible when a person is really speaking of Christ. So the
    • of esoteric books even including those on Freemasonry — that
    • case among the Masons, a great deal of nonsense is practiced;
    • mysteries. Such a person — and I am telling you facts — comes
    • miseducated persons who have been spoiled by certain occult
    • secrets of Freemasonry, that naturally contains nothing
    • words that one person spoke to another had an entirely
    • later, even today. At that time the word possessed, by reason
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    • made only by a person who has the following view: “I have a
    • for a person to turn away from this general human destiny to
    • is the reason for this adoration? What is the reality behind
    • earlier stages of human evolution, a person who looked up to an
    • regarded personality who had wrought much good for a human
    • a significant personality for human evolution, he thus
    • East later. That is, they begin to worship angels, every person
    • capacity. For this reason they were able to lift themselves up
    • other persons make their gods. The Christ is found in different
    • the archai, but they all express themselves in what the person
    • person in this way stands within heredity and hereditary
    • understand the reasons from many suggestions I have given here,
    • them. But since the Mystery of Golgotha — not by reason of it
    • perhaps one person passes through the portal of death and
    • take a concrete case and assume that through death a person
    • person is in this state, however, there lives in him what
    • certain nation. The person who has remained behind continues to
    • love with the dead person cannot remain undisturbed. Only
    • lies in this comparison, immeasurably much! It is for this
    • reason that the idea of Christ is not to be separated from the
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    • the reason why a double name has to be given — I have
    • same courage he will never be able to discover reason where
    • use the same comparison as I did earlier with the four
    • ladies, but now when I want to make a comparison with regard
    • call up an inartistic comparison — from one the left half
    • if I want to keep strictly to the comparison I have to say:
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    • and for this reason we must call them ahrimanic. Survivals of
    • reason you find everywhere at the basis of the ancient
    • without reason that I once told you that man actually has
    • great would-be Caesar, Woodrow Wilson. All that is talked of
    • knowledge in this way about a certain personality who in the
    • personality aroused quite special notice and gained
    • personality went over to the other side in the reign of
    • personality actively connected with the Emperor, the Caesar.
    • personality, not even in Seutonius or Tacitus, only in
    • personality as Apollonius who played a part of the utmost
    • Bauer did not see into the real reason for this; for it is a
    • question of our having in Apollonius a historical personality
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    • condensed, pushed into one another; for this reason they
    • entirely lacking in the Roman. For this reason he formed for
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    • present day, one could only give up all hope of any personal
    • person, who wants himself to embark on any sort of
    • of many persons to-day it seems quite foolish to criticise
    • purely theoretic. The reason of this is simply, that the
    • the will of these particular persons; and it is to
    • And what can be more obvious, than that, if a person can
    • out, how many out of a number of persons, who are now 20
    • so many persons of 20 years old, only so and so many will be
    • which the person in question will have to pay. And one may
    • in a sufficient income to satisfy personal needs. And it
    • conceptions. For this very reason, though, it arrives at a real
    • reason, national economy got completely out of hand. It is
    • consequence: the consequence, namely, that a person who wants
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    • cannot help thinking, in comparison, of an occasion I had,
    • going on in our present age; for the simple reason, that he
    • reason, — that people have so long had a tendency to
    • and stronger? Well, for a very simple reason. Only think for
    • really implies, that the person wants to import the old
    • external power. — And therefore those persons, who
    • people. And for this reason too, I always feel myself obliged
    • I get hold of this person? should I make myself agreeable to
    • that person?" That is not what is needed to-day; but what is
    • democratic State would take as regards a person on whom some
    • person; and I said, that I thought really the proper
    • this person, with whom he was well-acquainted, could possible
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    • There must be some reason why humanity finds it so difficult to
    • scientist and there is no apparent reason why I should begin to
    • person feels he is employing his freedom.
    • dreamer is also satisfied. — But the person who achieves
    • wrong. And likewise wrong is the person who maintains that the
    • different person. Many misunderstandings arise in the outside
    • whether a person is a materialist or spiritualist. But this is
    • person whom we really love because we have come to recognize
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    • knowledge, for Goethe was, after all, a person who had deep
    • person. It is true that it took place a long time ago, but it
    • university. This person gave a brilliant inaugural lecture in
    • nation. The other is Wilson, who at about the same time gave a
    • symbols and images. Even revered figures and personalities are
    • of type. The single, eminent personality is regarded as a type
    • individual personality that begins to break through for the
    • personality, that becomes the decisive factor. This lasts until
    • instance, really see the inner reasons why the German people
    • me compare it with Wilson's view of his own American people. It
    • admirer of Woodrow Wilson. The actual fact of the matter will
    • mention that my attitude toward Wilson has not arisen during
    • reasons which I will not go into now. It is neither chauvinism,
    • than an entirely objective study of Wilson's approach that
    • of Wilson speaking in his lectures about the American people.
    • It is particularly important from one viewpoint because Wilson,
    • really hits the nail on the head. In this lecture Wilson says
    • Wilson calls the American nation.
    • must say that I find Woodrow Wilson as a thinker and scientist
    • an extraordinarily unsympathetic personality. On the
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    • while he said, “Now try to think the person who has been
    • was completely nonplussed when they tried to think the person
    • felt that the attempt to think thinking put a person, keeping
    • have memory. If a person were not able to hold on to what he
    • normal person. Everything depends upon our being able to
    • producing the same thing. A person has to choose a job which
    • definite result. And this result is that a person, in these
    • scientist of spirit now discovers that when a person is in this
    • reason this state is radically different from the state of
    • spirit-soul consciousness. We become aware of a second person
    • were to say in the normal way that each person bears a second
    • person within him, we would frequently be understood to mean
    • here. We really do become aware that we carry a second person
    • person who has an open heart and mind for what surrounds him in
    • person who undertakes the exercises described knows that the
    • is more or less in the same position as a person who demands of
    • activity of the soul of a person who died long ago flows into
    • is only natural to cite personal experiences in
    • There was, for example, the soul of a person who died many
    • an effect on one person that he told Goethe that when he closed
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    • one can receive from a person, who has experience in
    • There is no need to fear that in this way another person
    • suggestions under hypnosis, his whole personality is
    • personality. The everyday man stands beside this second
    • personality, who possesses a higher power of knowledge; he
    • through a comparison what is experienced directly at this
    • of will of another personality. One must become in a sense the
    • Although it will sound strange, you can make a comparison
    • with the personality which develops as the possessor of
    • home. For reasons which I cannot describe in detail here, this
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    • person with real inner sensitivity would find it any longer
    • Although no really sensitive person would find it
    • general, he would probably find more reason to consider that
    • personality, and in any case what he said was spoken in the
    • significant person, one of the most eminent pupils of Ernst
    • happen around us in the world, I will make use of a comparison
    • arbitrary decision, but it is acquired by a person working as a
    • years already there have been some personalities with
    • sleep. The reason we cannot imagine anything like an ego in us
    • Allow me this personal remark, because it has something to do
    • concepts and ideas. A sound thinking person does not
    • science of spirit. Thus also the son of the great Johann
    • reason, but it is something that has long been anticipated by
    • ordinary life one person may be a monist, another a dualist,
    • written the work! This was a lesson that could not have been
    • knowledge. It is a lesson from which we can still learn today,
    • liking. Such lessons, it is true, are soon forgotten, and the
    • Forgive me if I say something personal once more, but it is
    • time of his death never denied that he was a true son of the
    • person can get what he wants from it, just as from the Delphic
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    • for the very reason that all that is of the nature of Art
    • That which comes into expression in speech, in song, in
    • children who for some fundamental reason took to Eurhythmy
    • the very greatest delight in their Eurhythmy lessons. I say
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    • diverse points of view we have brought forward the reason why
    • the symbols of the Freemasons to do with the ancient wisdom
    • masonic symbols and that ancient wisdom!
    • West. But all that has to be administered by human reason,
    • with a movement of his hand, for the simple reason that it is
    • into the consideration of the reasoning, intellectual
    • such as Bergson, anything of this nature remains for the
    • one might say, as a personal description of Goethe. Schiller
    • I take sides with any Party. Neither Lloyd George nor Wilson
    • to characterise things from personal preference and not
    • of this personality depended upon the fact that he could
    • each person whom I conduct round the Goetheanum, that if I
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    • those persons in their next incarnation will be exposed to
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    • today — theoretical customs so as to be in personal
    • fathom the following — the actual reason for our getting
    • which were quite new in comparison with the methods and views
    • the body, but rather that he is so gifted by reason of his
    • comes from that direction? There is no reason why we should
    • fearful catastrophe of these last years, the only reason we
    • meaningless beyond reason is the prevailing tendency of our
    • Anthroposophy; to refrain for the simple reason that,
    • reason I have had to add what I have said to you today. What
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    • give their personal opinions to their hearere. But a man who
    • able personally to agree or disagree with something; it is
    • avowals. And the fundamental reason why this materialism
    • this reason instinctive knowledge, perceptions, impulses of
    • particular point of view. It is for this reason that at the
    • this reason too he so easily becomes an opponent of all
    • fact that any single person who teaches spiritual science at
    • For this reason it has been necessary for
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    • world,is to try to obtain information through comparison of
    • with such a comparison, i.e. — if I compare the
    • are, if I may make a comparison, in the position of someone
    • comparison. We shall see too that the difference between the
    • be justifiable, would laugh for quite another reason
    • be a more accomplished person than was the case at their age
    • you an example of the understanding which persons of
    • consider who the person is who is speaking
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    • having no more reality than a picture? The reason is that
    • outstanding personalities have felt the truth of these
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    • by one's own understanding and reason — when there is a
    • a certain respect — at least in comparison with former
    • have the ordinary human form, The reason why nature — not
    • the life of the reason, which develops and comes to
    • instance — a form which by reason of its inner movement
    • to hold good for his perceptions and his reason. Some day the
    • of art; and by reason of man's general development in recent
    • reasoning but discovers in the way indicated today, the
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    • will be of artistic imagination, based upon his personal
    • human personality. That is the reason why everything that is
    • and unique. Let me make a rather trivial comparison. Just as
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    • aquella con la que son emitidos, y, por ello, es necesario preguntarse
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    • nourishment. He would be trying to discover the reason why certain constituents
    • world to which Greek knowledge could be applied. For this reason it
    • impossible to imagine a more erroneous line of reasoning. The truth
    • One of the main reasons why everyone was not admitted to the Mysteries
    • once again. For good reason, human beings have been living through an
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    • were shown that freewill can only be developed if a person is
    • A person may
    • the will and the significance of reason and wisdom in human
    • a human capacity or skill guided by reason and insight,
    • the human soul if a person withdraws himself from something
    • mischief in the world. An apathetic person only lives in
    • people go through the world and meet this or that person, but
    • each person we meet is to lose oneself passionately in the
    • person; that is not true interest. If we do this, we lose
    • when a person says it is merely incorrect what he has said in
    • offensive. Under some circumstances a person must needs
    • his nature is something to which no reasonable person can
    • object. Hence also the attitude of another person cannot be
    • self-surrender. It is not without reason that it has often
    • person can take sufficient nourishment in one day to last the
    • to know how the brain of a person is constituted, you must
    • egoism when a person undergoes a higher development, because
    • the furtherance of the world development. If a person
    • actions and his moral attitude a person gives something to
    • still happen, confirming what is felt by persons with special
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    • Das Sonnenmysterium und das Mysterium von Tod und Auferstehung.
    • Das Sonnenmysterium und das Mysterium von Tod und Auferstehung.
    • By permission of Harry Collison
    • The reason for this is due to the fact that in the course of
    • about it. What was the reason?
    • comparison with those who came later. Although all that I have
    • rests upon the fact that he took certain poisonous
    • poisons, but we must not imitate him. Thus by causing the human
    • organism to take on an etheric mode of existence these poisons
    • Poison was not given, but the Holy Supper was offered him,
    • disciples. But those who today meet in all sorts of Masonic
    • also the opinion of such a personality as Overbeck, who
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    • Translated by Frances E. Dawson
    • Dawson for the Antroposophic Press in 1944. It has since appeared as lecture 2 of 11 in GA109 Das Prinzip
    • Spiritual Science, Goetheanum, Class One. No person is held
    • FRANCES E. DAWSON
    • in agreement with Harry Collison, M.A. (Oxon.)
    • of Shem, one of the sons of Noah, traces back the whole tribe
    • In case of such a personality, who is
    • taken that a personality — like Shem, for example —
    • of one or several members of the person in question who is
    • advanced person would have to speak to a lowly tribe. He would
    • something which would serve to advance him personally, for the
    • personality is the one you find in the Biblical history named
    • personality who is the bearer of this Avatar-being are
    • pointed out and described where those personalities had sat who
    • personality with personality, reaches up to one who was a
    • Jesus of Nazareth, and also of the Christ. This was the reason
    • one of the strange personalities who had a copy of the etheric
    • we could find other personalities in this period who had
    • these very personalities is that in their ego their
    • their fervor, was grand and exalted. Such a personality, for
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    • perception, allow me next to make a comparison. I do not from
    • the start want to prove anything by this comparison, but only
    • maintain a reasonable point of view, we do not attribute the
    • entire soul constitution a different person. Each intellectual
    • a second, higher person. And this second, higher person then
    • comparison will know that this is the first step of a new
    • these visual concepts and you know that the person will fall
    • allow me to make the following comparison. Think to yourself:
    • time-person just as when, in the moment of realization when he
    • had come to the time-person, he had already rid himself of the
    • space-person with his strong I-feeling. Now the time-person can
    • work of his time-person he enters into the same world where he
    • this earth life as a different personality, taken to a higher
    • the head of the human being, it affects the entire person. For
    • Hence, allow me in conclusion to say something personal by way
    • of illustration, although this is not meant to be personal,
    • findings: the entire person.
    • relates to the whole person.
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    • or a person's inner being must evolve out of necessity.
    • and with different views, and these a person must endeavor to
    • patience and tolerance; it should enable a person to enter
    • A person's comprehension of Truth must encompass all other
    • Through spiritual science a person should be able to progress
    • bound to ask (a) questions about a person's fate and
    • after death when a person has laid aside the body. Every
    • theoretical answers, to give a person strength, consolation
    • rise to doubt and uncertainty that makes a person weak.
    • Without inner security of knowledge, a person is lost when
    • leaves people dissatisfied. The reason is that human nature
    • faith of the woman who preceded her son, the present king,
    • imply? A thoughtful person will recognize that very much is
    • practical minds are enough to ensure success. A person who
    • discusses subjects, such as a person's life before birth and
    • materialistic culture stems originally from a person's
    • person formulates about supersensible matters have an
    • uplifting effect; they fill a person's soul with feelings of
    • first a person will have certain opinions about spiritual
    • without religion. The reason they can talk about the subject
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    • enemy of blood and for that reason demands the signature
    • the very thing he abhors? The only reasonable interpretation
    • power over him. The reason behind this passage is a strange
    • blood, one gains power over the person. In short, the feeling
    • means that a person's soul impulses come to expression on the
    • when only their fruits remain, a person will say that from
    • and psychologist. He sets out to show that a person's thought
    • the instreaming oxygen acts as a kind of poison, as a kind of
    • the body is not unlike a second person who, in relation to
    • cannot use. One could say that a person carries in his or her
    • strength and relieves a person of what is useless. It is
    • first made its appearance, This a person must do in order to
    • exists must conform to the faculties a person happens to
    • exist. This is just about as clever as a blind person saying
    • that colors are nothing but a product of fantasy. The person
    • second member of a person's being is the ether body, which
    • crystallized into the form of a person's physical body. When
    • the case of a crystal. A person who knows how to look at a
    • kind of sentient life just described. But a person's
    • pictures of the outer world. Therefore, a person has lost the
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    • satyrs. He was a personage in Greek mythology.
    • sin. In the uniquely tragic personality of Job, we see a
    • victory, the victory of a person's innermost and noblest
    • preceded by no personal guilt or sin, we derive hope and
    • would not be the right comparison. Rather compare it with the
    • with ridicule and derision. Let us now imagine two persons,
    • experiencing another person's suffering as one's own. But
    • person's feeling; on the contrary, he must reject, must set
    • himself above it. The refusal to consider the other person's
    • person's bodily nature; life constitutes the foundation of
    • returns to the lungs is poisonous, destructive to life.
    • itself and overcome it. As a perceptive person once remarked:
    • When a person's slumbering soul forces and faculties are
    • someone born blind. Just as such a person will experience the
    • kind of destruction must take place in a person's lower
    • Although a person is well able to think, he cannot decide on
    • person is concerned, this harmony is established
    • unconsciously. If a person is to be initiated, if he or she
    • aside and coldly observe. The reason is that nothing must
    • of feeling, a person of will and a thinking person; above
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    • are certain reasons why this is happening. It will
    • through exercises in meditation and concentration, a person
    • themselves passed through. When a person has become
    • consequently, we ought not to speak of a person's physical
    • united. The Luciferian beings approach a person's lower
    • with the result that what should remain impersonal becomes
    • entangled with what is personal.
    • the self; a person could choose between good and evil. But
    • contains evil; rather it is complete for that very reason.
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    • a person has in common with the rest of the natural world.
    • the second member of a person's being. It is a spiritual
    • constitutes the physical aspect of a person's being as having
    • fantastic for a person who can see to describe colors to a
    • blind person as blue or red.
    • member of a person's being, the astral body, is the bearer of
    • it and condition a person's destiny and character were given
    • member of a person's being, the power that enables him or her
    • with others; they can reach a person's ear from outside, but
    • person the crown of creation. This fourfold entity has always
    • a person, we must always consider each human being
    • individually. A person's characteristics are indicated
    • person it becomes the bearer of his enduring traits such as
    • but the way a person behaves in the child's presence matters
    • child's reason and intellect. Between the seventh and twelfth
    • harmful to exert any influence on the reasoning faculty
    • important for the rest of a person's life that during this
    • venerated person. The child lives in solemn expectation of
    • the moment he will be permitted to meet this person. At last
    • if demands are made upon the reasoning faculty before the
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    • connected with actions done for egoistic or selfish reasons,
    • person's “I” has reached a stage of independence
    • towards the eventual attainment of an independent personality
    • action. They also saw that to the independent personality
    • Paul would say: “If a personality capable of egoistic
    • personality with one-sidedly developed impulses, and a mortal
    • he no longer understands the world. Once a person is old he
    • science explains, a person is an extremely complex being. An
    • consider a person's physical organism, we must be aware of
    • externally visible aspect of a person's organism. The four
    • members of a person's being have different values. We shall
    • work the physical principle accomplishes on a person's
    • person does not follow his urges and passions blindly; he has
    • ideals. When we compare a person with a savage, we realize
    • or indeed the average civilized person has purified and transformed,
    • and forces available to a person in life. Thanks to what a
    • person has attained already, one person will be born with
    • possible for him in this life. The life force a person
    • itself. As long as it lasts, a person exists at the expense
    • his cravings further; in short, a person lacks the energy to
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    • education on the basis of human nature and a person's
    • person's being as consisting of four distinct members:
    • person does not stem from the animal kingdom, though
    • reasoning did not exist. But they beheld many aspects of the
    • a person experiencing vivid dreams during sleep. But the
    • person repeats that event during physical birth. At that
    • time, having descended into a physical body, a person begins
    • replace religion, nor can a history of religion. A person who
    • that a person's character is formed partly by study and partly
    • from life. Rather should it be said that a person's character
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    • religious person becomes mentally ill, his religious ideas
    • have great suggestive power over weaker personalities, can
    • our attention to the four lower members of a person's being:
    • in mighty pictures before the soul, the whole of a person's
    • the substance of the ether body separates from the person.
    • for this kind of phenomenon is as follows: A healthy person
    • the rest of a person's organism. Normally we are only
    • which a person cannot make his feelings agree with what goes
    • comes to expression, for the young person suffers from
    • logical reasoning; such methods have no effect whatever.
    • provided by the strength and power of another personality. An
    • person that he is illogical, whereas vivid, strong
    • the other's personality must prove to the sick person that he
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    • to lead human beings away from the personal; people demand
    • person might as well know nothing about spiritual science if
    • all that person can do is talk glibly about reincarnation and
    • karma. If its effect is to be experienced, a person's whole
    • allowed to grow and mature within a person. It is rightly
    • person experiences the hope, strength and incentive to action
    • science must become a personal quest. The striving human
    • moon in silent majesty, a person will see all these phenomena
    • spiritual knowledge becomes a personal quest.
    • already made this highly unlikely. If a person was able to
    • stream into a person's soul. When the ability is attained to
    • were produced simply by what the persons concerned imagined
    • Imaginative wisdom will bring a person health. When knowledge
    • person open and receptive because it is a foundation from
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    • suggested that a person should contemplate his ordinary
    • person's higher self to be found? We can by means of a
    • comparison make clear where the higher self exists, and what
    • regard to a person's ordinary self; that too is nothing but
    • death. In so doing, we must not forget that when a person
    • a person's existence after death if we are to recognize what
    • in a person's existence. During that short time there passes
    • extract remains united with a person throughout his further
    • must realize that everything a person has experienced as
    • person has purified, the more he is able to retain and add to
    • three extracts, a person passes into the essentially
    • brought out. A person can bring such talents because his
    • of each life on earth, a person adds something new to the
    • extracts of his three bodies. If a person is born with
    • already acquired capabilities. The characteristics a person
    • and so does the incarnating individuality. If a person is to
    • gathers again about the person. He must receive it back in
    • first half of a person's life. In order to see how his fate
    • to spiritual sight, are not part of a person's own nature,
    • good, beautiful and wise. To the child this person must be
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    • can now be spoken of in public, for reasons which at the
    • faculties enable a person to look into the spiritual world
    • methods. A person who gradually prepares will eventually
    • knowledge, which must be in accordance with a person's
    • that a person's nature must be taken into account when
    • Rosicrucian training depends on the students personality, but
    • to enter spiritual realms. A person who is inclined to see
    • reason; another is that though a person is born from the
    • person concerned is not capable of thinking in pure thoughts.
    • person must be able to find himself in a world of pure
    • manner in the reader. In this way a person makes his own
    • the person's inner life. Likewise you recognize tears to be
    • gesture of a hand, is the expression of a person's soul life,
    • that, if a person is compared to the plant, it is the root,
    • inverted plants. A person turns downwards and covers up in shame
    • height, a person will attain this ideal. When no impure
    • desires permeate the lower organs, a person will become as
    • reason for legends such as “The Golden Fleece”
    • reason, and imaginative knowledge the life of feelings,
    • a compound of oxygen and carbon. A person inhales oxygen,
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    • of something obscure. In comparison with what is known as the
    • person believes he will discover finds expression through
    • progress. That person knows that the path to higher knowledge
    • that experiences of inner bliss will be his. A person who
    • individual, when a person felt as a member of his dass, of
    • to become an individual, a personality, had to leave the old
    • dan-community to enable the personal element to assert
    • physical nature. He regards as real only what one person may
    • hidden influences that act from person to person without a
    • even when nothing is outwardly expressed. What a person
    • person towards whom the thoughts and feelings are directed.
    • physically reach and assist another person. He has no notion
    • it. The Flying Dutchman is with good reason referred to as
    • within the. person concerned; it has already passed over into
    • string quartet, and piano sonata.
    • understand the whole human being, the inner person as well as
    • which rises above the merely personal, led him to myths.
    • They revealed the superhuman aspect of a person's being.
    • experience personal independence. Each one felt himself, not
    • person to person, whose musing and actions all stemmed from
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    • today is known to every educated person. From the spiritual
    • A modern person, however great his faith, can have no notion
    • more religious age. Nor can a person have any idea of the
    • modern person becomes critical when faced with contradictions
    • personalities who lived in the early days of Christendom.
    • if a person truly will, he can attain that spiritual world
    • instance we are not concerned with the fact that a person's
    • a person has developed from the animal, even if natural
    • perfect structure of the human organism. A person's physical
    • the highly advanced human being, the initiate, and the person
    • lowest living structure and that of human beings. A person
    • the spiritual world. A blind person will see the world full
    • of color when successfully operated upon; likewise a person
    • What a person sees was actually always about him, but he sees
    • stages of spiritual development: One person has forged ahead,
    • evolution. One person's interest lies in the realm of modern
    • when in general a person's consciousness was dull and dim,
    • discovered that through schooling, a person's spiritual eyes
    • subject is dealt with in great detail. There are many reasons
    • that because human intellect and reasoning power have
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    • and impressive manner. This is perhaps the reason for the first part
    • societies; whatever a person might think, in the moment he uttered
    • position if the reasons for associating are not those of the sense
    • among the appropriate persons a method of working is endowed of which
    • leading personalities of these associated branches – insofar as
    • these already exist – several of the proven personalities from
    • specific recognition for what this personality has done in recent
    • subjects: Dr. Felix Peipers; for Music: Mr. Adolf Arenson; for
    • total freedom by these personalities.
    • certain coordination of the personalities
    • way in which these personalities
    • everything personal.
    • on persons, and not even on persons, but on what the persons will
    • reason that the matters which the endowment deals with are also
    • personal sense. She felt herself to be the inspiration for the
    • disorder, which had deeply infected his person. His open letter of
    • of the Seal, and what she experienced in such a mystical, personal
    • personalities failed – caused by egoistical conceit on one hand
    • opportunity for the development of personal fantasy and to practice
    • person of Miss Berta Meyer. During the months of the war years we
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    • experienced for this reason more of the rhythmic weaving in his life of
    • economics. It is for this reason that the social thinking of the ancient
    • useful goods only when the producer and those persons with whom he must
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    • comparison) grow hot inwardly and perspire in our efforts to
    • this reason, the Oriental life of thoughts of remoter
    • in comparison with the spirituality of the past. You see, an
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    • distinguish between the personality who lived at that time in
    • prophecy: “When the Son of Man shall Come in his glory”
    • a new name. He was called Son of God. The whole process
    • man hath at any time seen God with eyes. The only begotten Son who
    • by a personality. The seer saw twelve individualities. They
    • thus appeared in the external form of twelve persons. At a
    • saw his soul-forces in the external form of persons, and
    • But as surely as this power of egoism is the source of treason,
    • sabathani” — “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is
    • forth a son — the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee and the
    • “Woman, behold thy son.” He himself had transferred the Sophia
    • into a son of Sophia and said: “Behold, thy mother.”
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    • "Authorised Translation" and "Edited by Harry Collison".
    • Festivals of the Seasons as Lecture 17 of 19, in 1928.
    • “Edited by Harry Collison”.
    • instinct led the people, who had to fix the seasons of the
    • awake during the dark winter season.
    • “Behold, in the midst of the dark cold winter season the
    • one Earthly Year, and divided it into four seasons
    • Åsteson.
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    • to the way a person is orgainized a certain measure of balance is there.
    • strongly, then the person cannot become a statue sufficiently. You only
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    • and then, under certain circumstances the person will be made into an
    • a “spleeny”, depressive person — one without the will
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    • the phenomenon that a person experienced the decay of his organs in
    • death in the situation where we would say today: this person is ill.
    • a person had become ill in the sense we understand, but one spoke about
    • of this type of illness. One then said to oneself: this person has become
    • in such a case one said: this person has become too dependent upon the
    • himself. Therefore one said to oneself if a person has been taken ill
    • one said to oneself: if the person lives there, then he is too strongly
    • person has too many effects of the earth in himself — because
    • at a certain season, it is blossoming at this season through the influence
    • of the cosmos. One investigated now, how far this person is influenced
    • by this season in particular. In olden times the dependence of a person
    • today by a person's complexion, e.g., if someone is pale, that he is
    • a good practice if one person or another who cannot tolerate this or
    • dear friends. And the person who says: this remains far away from what
    • That varies for the individual — every person is an individuality
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    • reason for this event we were involved in so much a part of
    • Critique of Pure Reason published in 1781.
    • physical plane, and that there is a particular reason why this
    • preceding it. This preceding verse says that a person can
    • in other people. A person has had some experience. But
    • significance than what happened to the person on the physical
    • what a person knows with his I is actually only a part
    • of the party decides to stay behind, the person who has second
    • person stays behind and after a while has a vision. In this
    • vision any event can appear to that person. He or she could of
    • spiritual world. In short, the clairvoyant person may have seen
    • in comparison to ours, but we must also assume its events to be
    • following could happen. That person could say, “As
    • according to this kind of proof. This reasoning does not apply
    • reason at all. With these events in mind, how can any sensible
    • person imagine that there can be any talk about the immortality
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    • These two figures are exceptionally good examples of the person
    • ahrimanic person — and the luciferic person who wants
    • us imagine that a person might have stood in front of the
    • thoughts a person might have about it, or rather the
    • imaginations a person might see, for that sparrow was not mere
    • Let us look at it rationally for a moment. A person in a state
    • person might be a pessimist and say that times are too evil for
    • hatred of the rich. And when a person like that saw the clock,
    • It is tempting for the very reason that there are such things
    • construction of his verse is concerned, cannot stand comparison
    • the laws of sound human reason, of grammar and rhythm.
    • human reason I quash the opinion of Madame de Stael in favor of
    • regarding all the karmic damage this person might have
    • personality of the nineteenth century will no longer be
    • our reflections by seeing the critic as a different person from
    • opinion just now. It is possible for one person to say this and
    • another that. On what does it depend that one person has a
    • considered, we cannot dispute whether a person is free or
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    • a very self-satisfied person. Have you at least drawn up a
    • time, for in all the yearbooks and personnel files it was
    • out only poor students from the school for the simple reason
    • person like this third teacher.
    • approach. He clung to the past, and out of personal egotism
    • explain this with a comparison.
    • science. Suppose a person carries out some action on the
    • has entered that is only to be found in the life of that person
    • now let us imagine another person, younger perhaps. I
    • he behaves. Well then, another, younger person, not out of
    • other person accompanying the postman did it all voluntarily.
    • this freedom. You will not deny that if the second person had
    • accompanied the first person long enough, he would
    • confirm this. We can compare three people. The first person
    • second person is inclined to be more of a hypochondriac,
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    • become aware that there are deep reasons behind what I already
    • (Hudson, N.Y.: Anthroposophic Press, 1986).
    • Consciousness of everything a person does out of
    • been a better person, a more capable person. That is egotism
    • eat, or would like something for some other reason than
    • what we have said keep a person who has stolen something from
    • the very simple reason that he did not seriously want to steal,
    • drawn up concerning reasons for giving punishment. The one and
    • only possible reason can be found only when we realize that
    • a person broods about how differently he should have acted, the
    • vision. Such persons see specters merely because the cornea has
    • fact but distorted it. Yet a person must see the real facts
    • Their effect on a person who is not filled with feeling about
    • can follow up the education of a person such as he, and can see
    • Song of the Nibelungs,
    • his wife Aja had not had their son Wolfgang, or if he had died
    • person who wants to work in total freedom! I want to disregard
    • necessity.” Thus that person is most free of all
    • educate. Now an average person has his educational principles.
    • in necessity, everything a person does on the physical plane is
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • physical body for the very reason that we can obviously
    • and a person cannot say “I” to himself. If he
    • our will; for reasons we have often discussed we cannot exert
    • though, people did not look into a person's eyes like we do
    • (Hudson, N.Y.: Anthroposophic Press, 1986).
    • is there. In the past people knew that if a person forms the
    • Nowadays when a person looks at nature, he believes it to be
    • personal experience of willing anything out of the I.
    • effect on a person. If all that mankind receives by nature
    • our sensations and memory pictures. Thus we can blame a person
    • no reason at all. Just as one flower is beautiful and another
    • ugly according to natural law, one person may be what is called
    • a good person. But on no account should the goodness or
    • can blame a person for a bad deed just as little as we can
    • person responsible for his actions if one takes the stand of
    • the person under no circumstances stops to think about it or
    • person does not attempt to have a clear view of the will
    • this is a fitting image — like wine does when a person is
    • person of the full possession of his wits. That is to say, we
    • is completely bowled over. If you take an ordinary person,
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    • personalities who have lived entirely in the conceptions of
    • you. But, for reasons I have often explained here, because
    • same reason as we have two arms and two heads.
    • with a dead person, not simply to speak with him in verbal
    • more pictorial speech becomes. And that is just the reason
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    • these problems than most people can develop my reason of our
    • head of an animal Kopf for the same reason that we
    • this very language. There are some personalities today who
    • healthily, developed a kind of personal relationship to all
    • it — son was ready to give up its light and in eating
    • one's own person and turned one's gaze to the great question
    • of the day, that if one is a sensible person one should
    • scarcely have time to attend to the most limited personal
    • between the futility of personal destiny today, and they
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    • I have spoken to you also of the very varied reasons for this ready
    • personalities outside the pale of Spiritual Science. Here too lies mere
    • we might take one of Bergson's books that always promote the feeling
    • abstract concepts must live in the spiritual. For this reason one has
    • in the human being. For this reason, however, the whole world of the
    • whole into the radius of the earth. For this reason the senses are,
    • By reason of this, man learns
    • must be the reason for this; formerly men must have tormented animals,
    • reason why certain animals are afraid. There is no need to look for
    • the reason, my dear friends. Fear is, of course, a quite general universal
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    • reason to assume this spiritual scientist to be an unintelligent reader
    • individualised among themselves and having a personal and superpersonal
    • and to be condemned. Now faced with this a reasonable man might say:
    • Masonic Orders, shall we say, hold to what is in contrast to the dearest
    • most masonic societies would like to be as old as possible! Where possible,
    • conscious, not for that reason non-existent! In spite of all, it is
    • there. Any man passes by the Guardian, but by reason of present education
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    • evolution of the Spirits of Personality.
    • what man actually is cannot enter his consciousness. For this reason
    • you might says I have been enticed to earth for the reason that suddenly
    • about immortal life. It in for this reason that, since the fifteenth
    • simple reason that they would like to read it as any other book is read.
    • where he should become clear about his own personal being. In this longing,
    • life. It is for this reason that no cure will be forthcoming if a start
    • personal interests. It is really true that in talking of Spiritual Science
    • narrowest interests. He must rid himself of the immediately personal;
    • for it does not help matters when people carry their narrow personal
    • Science. It is also naturally the reason for what is still such a difficulty
    • lies in this presentation of Spiritual Science being no personal affair,
    • no personal opinion. Were I obliged to hold the view that I should lecture
    • only about merely personal opinions and not concerning what is revealed
    • silent. For to uphold personal opinions and personal aspirations in
    • able actually to will merely what is personal can for that reason only
    • the personal. How many there are who coming to Anthroposophy would like
    • in those who carry their personal aspirations into the impulse of Spiritual
    • of these standpoints is that of reason, the second being the standpoint
    • out of necessity, then, basing his judgment simply on reason he will
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 4: Human Qualities Which Oppose Antroposophy
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    • we must find out the reason why there should arise this sensation of
    • life. Now you would naturally be most stupid and unreasonable if you
    • They cry out for the simple reason that by thus crying out the soul
    • a particular reason for this.
    • between man and man. For this reason the solutions can also be found
    • him we do not hate the human being who is our son, but we hate his wrong
    • when speaking of such things as these, for the simple reason that people
    • distance from the truths of Spiritual Science this reason is found among
    • rested upon personal experience, as does all the rest of what I impart
    • what was wanted was the name of the medium or medium-like person responsible
    • the personal, accustomed standpoint. This is what must above all be
    • to make clear the reasons for such hostility, such antagonism. I talked
    • to you about the reasons for the antagonism seen here and there last
    • pursues what is personal, he may arrive at the following divided mood
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 5: Paganism, Hebraism, and the Greek Spirit, Hellenism
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    • of reason, might break our hearts because it represents one of these
    • human. For this reason the prevalent attitude of these northern barbarians
    • be described as seeking a personal relation to Christ Jesus in contrast
    • minds absorbed intimately, personally, what in a changed human nature
    • relations of a personal kind between man and man. And into these close
  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture 6: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation
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    • to feel what a delightful and precious personality has left us if one
    • this personality. I need not dwell at length on what we all feel in
    • our hearts. Those who have now had the opportunity of knowing this personality
    • forth in an ever clearer and richer stream for men. For this very reason
    • his support, for his growing powers of consciousness. And certain personalities
    • stages, depended upon a man becoming a different person through the
    • development. It was for this reason also that in a certain sense historically
    • well studied if one comes to a real understanding of the personality,
    • but for the moment the personality of soul and spirit of Goethe. It
    • developed throughout the centuries by reason of the personal characteristics
    • Saxony in Schröer's studies which, in personal collaboration with
    • And even were Goethe one of those personalities who accustom themselves
    • He is alone for a quite definite reason and must feel himself alone.
    • was organised by men, by personalities, who really had not grown out
    • of strength became dry. This is the reason wily so much remained unfinished:
    • non-Christian for the very reason that he was to prepare mankind for
    • three personalities having such a great influence upon him are, first
    • personal,true, path of experience. He could not accept what those around
    • Linnaeus? Linnaeus for the reason that Goethe would have no other kind
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    • a result of a wish from your chairperson we shall speak today
    • established. When you see a person today, you may well
    • hence a person who has lost a body which had been filled with
    • hateful feelings shows a withered form while a person who died
    • according to what is happening to a person and what he or she
    • body may be observed. Take for example a person who is a
    • especially if the person is irascible, then we see tuberous
    • person becomes polluted. From these thickenings exude evil
    • can easily be seen. When a person is talkative, tend to gossip,
    • person is inquisitive then it shows in the astral body in such
    • for each person, an Ego-Being. The animals don't have the same
    • personality on the astral plane, and there we can meet this
    • personality, this group soul, just like meeting a person.
    • action of the personalities who lead and link what is
    • happening. Actually these are such astral personalities who
    • experienced by the clairvoyant. In comparison, when the annual
    • type. One person may pass a picture and experience nothing
    • between death and a new birth. Through the fact that a person
    • personality. Should he be unable to do this, then he would
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    • Goethe's Personal Relationship to his 'Faust'
    • Goethe's Personal Relationship with his “Faust”
    • independent of the personality of its creator. One can also put
    • wish to speak now about the personal relationship of Goethe to
    • his “Faust,” not in the narrow personal sense but
    • personality to his “Faust” — what Goethe
    • Goethe himself, in his personal consciousness, within his
    • Wagner; he has a locked personality, a character which has
    • into life and so places the personality in the wide world. We
    • personal kernel which connects to the kernel of the world
    • we observe something extraordinary in Goethe's personal
    • personal relationship Goethe had to his “Faust”
    • honest in his personal relationship to “Faust”
    • a single soul, a person of the highest ranks, who strives and
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    • example a person is advised to observe what he or she does,
    • and for this reason we must speak about these dangers. We
    • something which makes a person quite different from what he or
    • When a person, through ordinary consideration of his merits and
    • so to speak the yard stick for all which the person will
    • portray in future. In this way a person will never rise above
    • of the environment from the personal to the impersonal. Next we
    • comparison with the universal qualities of the whole human
    • comparison.
    • itself what can be called impersonal self-knowledge.
    • another, connected to individual deeds, with personal
    • can ask: can a person do something in order to attain
    • has to be added that a person in his normal development can
    • compliant individuals who only talk about it, that a person
    • direct a person any further on his or her path, rather it could
    • soul and not allow a comfortable reasoning: it doesn't depend
    • life, given him a reason to justify his present actions; forced
    • you will really see the results. This no other person can prove
    • open to argument. Whoever wants to present reasons may do so.
    • and further out of us, always towards the impersonal. As with
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    • szándék akadálya, és ezt összehasonlíthatjuk a külső, földi cél
    • embereknek a Földön – ha szabad ezt a hasonlatot használnom -
    • eset tanúsítja, amelyhez hasonlót többször sikerült
    • egy hasonlattal jelezhetem. A helyes fejlettségű szellemi
    • összehasonlítható azoknak a viszonyoknak az ismeretével,
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    • for the very reason that when this conception is rightly understood,
    • is quite reasonable to stand in some sort of fear of the modern world-conception,
    • persons who came into our movement from co many different quarters,
    • persons of artistic natures who happened to come among us were often
    • this ground-plan and its form, drawing a comparison between it and the
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    • in its place by reason of an inner necessity, exactly as a limb of an
    • For this reason this Building
    • holding ourselves above cliques and personal feelings, and all these
    • not be able to get very far forward. We must subdue the purely personal;
    • us that we shall escape from the, narrow personal points of view and
    • that they become personal. It is for this reason that they try to bring
    • about the destruction of the ideas of this Movement by personal slander.
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    • such an Initiate through the medium of form and colour. For this reason
    • the whole, as I yesterday, through the comparison with the nutshell,
    • oneself with anything personal, the thought is immediately directed
    • there is really no set of people in whom really the impersonal objective
    • occupied with their own personal interests, as if they were of the highest
    • are only occupied with their own personal interests, and secondly in
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture I: The Problem of Faust
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    • personality, who looks back in the right way on man's mood of
    • course of human affairs had now to die out. For this reason
    • still unsatisfied for the simple reason that the real wisdom
    • to express this homage, for the folk think that Faust, as son
    • Father and son, no more than babe unborn,
    • Myself to thousands have the poison given;
    • “Reason again begins to
    • passes through during his life, knows that reason is not
    • merely something dead within man, not only the reasoning of
    • the head, but he realises how reason can become living
    • “Reason again buns to parley
    • Reason again
    • animals do not attain, only by reason of the Word being
    • And vanishes the spirit-foison thus?
    • such things for the simple reason that the way we speak of
    • for what is not entirely without reason for he has already
    • this is lost, and had to be lost, for reasons affecting
    • for this reason, men had to keep the handling of nature
    • order. This was the reason why the knowledge was kept so
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture II: The Romantic Walpurgis-Night
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    • all this followed her confinement. She lost her reason,
    • arrested and thrown into prison. Although Faust could not
    • all the more excessive by reason of the addition of the
    • tried to convince his hearers that Freemasonry was a very
    • about Freemasonry and its potential dangers). He now only
    • nothing to do with what is spiritual, but Freemasons were
    • the alternated song between Faust, Mephistopheles and the
    • Wildly streams the wizard song.”
    • body. All this that proceeds in the alternated song shows
    • practise witchcraft, yet by reason of the existence of
    • recall a bit of his own past. For this reason he becomes
    • Hath poured the poison's slow-assuming flame;
    • just such a personality as Nikolai, Goethe adds:
    • reason of her misfortune, now becomes visible to hem in her
    • “Go to! slight Reason, now, and
    • reasonable, but Faust has to be shown how to enjoy this
    • reasonableness. Goethe has translated the Italian
    • find diversion in what is reasonable, that is, to treat it in
    • to tempt Faust to despise the reasonableness of the
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture III: Goethe's Feeling for the Concrete.
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    • impression was needed that personalities such as his could
    • stands to reason that all that is best may be dangerous. And
    • Not likely to regain their reason.”
    • this reason he makes his Mephistopheles expressed itself
    • this reason I have been pointing out how Spiritual Science is
    • Now there is no reason why the rhyme here
    • consist sonly of the processes within her own horizon, within
    • and for that reason talk in shadowy, general concepts, unable
    • by Woodrow Wilson to the Senate of the United States of
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    • be rightly judged by comparison. It is not really enough to
    • present reality to Faust, for he begets Euphorion his son.
    • Woodrow Wilson. He would have had no cause.
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    • representing things out of his own personal impulse, where in
    • It prophesied that from this union a son would be born who
    • contemplated union; but when the son was born, he pierced
    • the wife of her son, killed herself by suffocation. Oedipus
    • blinded himself and was driven away by his own sons. Another
    • reached the ears of his father, so that he had his son
    • the son of Priam and of Hecuba, and his mother had a dream
    • of an oracle which announced to the father that this his son
    • would serve in Troy's destruction. Whether for the one reason
    • Song of Homer describes how significantly Paris thereby
    • does not confess that one stands for it for the simple reason
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    • world permeated everywhere by reason; not over the single
    • ant-world, over the whole bee-world, cosmic reason, so much
    • wiser than brain reason, is outpoured. And, in a certain
    • for man only dreams arise. For this reason he makes
    • reason, that takes place between Anaxagoras, the philosopher
    • come to our ordinary-consciousness. For a special reason
    • conscious life, the life of reason, the man must rouse
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    • consciousness, and it must be so, for the simple reason that
    • personality who took it upon himself to impress upon you that
    • person says to you. Well then, the wish is transformed into a
    • reasons already mentioned, supersensible knowledge is of
    • “Reason as applied to what is becoming, understanding
    • as the object of science, and reason that extends beyond the
    • a personality standing within the spiritual world but only
    • reason he sets Mephistopheles, who is of course only another
    • reasons for this, and of one of these I will now speak.
    • does this, be he Freemason or Jesuit, is no friend to
    • well-beloved son!”
    • Midnight Song:
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture IX: Goethe's Life of the Soul from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
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    • consideration, and some kind of person makes his appearance
    • effort. This is exactly the reason why we can make such great
    • is as onesided as the grotesque comparison I have just made.
    • reasons. Fear transforms itself into logical reasons, with
    • which logical reasons men are now going around.
    • logical reason
    • penetration note what clever logical reasons man brings
    • seen very clearly in individual personalities and in what
    • little, what indeed canbe done by one person alone.” my dear
    • For that reason I should like in this lecture to enlarge upon
    • gate of death. my dear friends, could we with reason even
    • acquired? No, indeed; if we are intelligent and reasonable,
  • Title: Problem of Faust: Lecture X: Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself
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    • of his reason, of his ordinary earthly knowledge. How can
    • a method of comparison. Only think how, by the very way
    • this force personified, imagine this same force of human
    • seething and weaving there. Imagine this force personified,
    • in comparison. They forged Neptune's trident. They were the
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    • this reason he introduces into the Classical Walpurgis-Night
    • the mystery of the Sirens' song, lies in these demonic beings
    • Helen in person. And when you turn the page from the mighty
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    • dreamer but a normal waking person, nay even more than a normal
    • waking person. To the dreamer the symbols come spontaneously,
    • to the waking person the conceptual images come through outer
    • stimulation. The waking person who makes alive within himself
    • spirit may not become a person inclined to fantasy nor a
    • experiences for instance how a person has come towards one, how
    • approached another personality. How in our soul forces unfolded
    • just through that personality. One really looks at oneself how
    • their personality. In their thoughts they do not connect the
    • what colour the dress of a person was whom one had seen in the
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    • as outer symbolic pictures in comparisons and indications
    • a worthy person, then you will be united with Osiris after
    • the world in which Osiris stays. A person can therefore meet
    • “I” lives in every person and is the ruler of the
    • highest Being. - In the “I am” itself every person
    • the generation, how the son feels bound through the blood with
    • “I.” One can't allow comparisons with any other
    • seventh day. Thus your actions and your son's activities and
    • only way to find healthy relationships between one person and
    • another is by not resenting what the other person owns. So a
    • person is placed beside others in order for him or her to
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    • easily say: If I cut the physical body of a person then I cause
    • different. A person may consider for example, from a standpoint
    • our notice when we take this comparison of the uprooting of
    • science regarding a person, we can't find in a single plant but
    • concerns more than just a comparison, when, in the sap flowing
    • moment Paul's reasoning consciousness changed into the higher
    • nature, in comparison to humanity as a whole, and when we
    • person's karma, but mankind's karma. Everyone can thump his
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    • reason of a scientific consciousness, and partly from the
    • scientific reasons. During the first half of the nineteenth
    • reason makes a mistake: in all such matters the heart is
    • Nature — indeed, by very reason of the wonderful
    • reason he comes to the conclusion that even the smallest living
    • Sons:
    • no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather. If
    • that another person came along and criticised the
    • have every reason to call attention to the great things which
    • reasoning?
    • How do understanding, reason, and
    • this reason we have no right to say, “Here are the limits
    • the person in question is beginning to develop spiritually.
    • consciousness. Something new, a new kind of personality, has
    • subject is, with such persons, quite fruitless. They must first
    • of a simple comparison sufficient for our purpose, though
    • will imagine two persons, one morally deficient and
    • its body to the same extent?” The reason for its not
    • Hence the reasons why Haeckel's deductions are so
    • instance, of a person who, not having got beyond the
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    • personalities who were influenced on the one hand by Arabism,
    • these personalities, who found their way in the course of time
    • in the personalities of whom I am now speaking, the ‘I think’
    • to their own person only their feeling and their willing. Out
    • Today, no doubt, a person can also familiarise himself with
    • the personalities of whom I am now speaking, it was a profound
    • things the individual and personal being of man, and worked to
    • fact that when a person dies the thoughts he received during
    • those other personalities who arose chiefly within the
    • When a person of today thinks on philosophic questions or
    • comparison. Today the thinking of many people has become quite
    • personality! We hear a person of today letting one thought
    • thoughts with his own personality. Afterwards they will soon
    • a person could be sitting there at that time, defending with
    • person like Averroes, that which proceeded from him, dissolving
    • then is the consequence: A person not only falls asleep, but
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    • confusion and chaos. And it was for the same reason that I again made
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    • death and a new birth. In our epoch there are persons who have brought
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    • the qualities inherent in feeling and in will, which for this reason
    • Africa The sons of the Gods went to the sons of the World, bringing
    • every reason at the present time to think about these things. It is,
    • operations of intellect and reason — that is what is carried
    • for this reason that I wanted to speak to you from the general, human
    • something much more profound. For this reason we see many a storm of
    • explicable for the reasons given above. But if praise were to come
    • Anthroposophy into the world, not out of personal idiosyncrasies but
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    • industry, from father to son, ever since the period of the Thirty
    • his son Gottlieb, who till then had had no acquaintance with
    • the Bible and hymn book, and he was a boy good at his lessons at
    • inattention to all his lessons, which he had till then found so
    • underlying reason.
    • evensong. Then a shepherd came by, and seeing the boy standing
    • already over. When the visitors, his host and the other persons
    • nine-year-old Gottlieb was the son of Christian Fichte, the
    • had already at that time absorbed Robinson Crusoe and many
    • letter from her son's tutor, who was living in the house. What were
    • as a personification of the world's purpose in the age in which one
    • German-Swiss element left a permanent mark on the whole personality
    • ever unfolding personality. No one who reads Fichte to-day, who approaches
    • This was for Fichte yet another lesson in his study of human
    • personality who, while in one aspect he struck them as a hot-head,
    • as an image. And now think of a person thinking of the wall. Detach
    • attention entirely on the person thinking of the wall.”
    • to say to men should be repeated by this person or that, but rather
    • One person
    • at Jena: this person was the Duke, Karl August. And we may
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    • not feel the full extent of this discord, the reason may well be that
    • festival. Seeking souls have every reason to ask themselves:
    • Suppose we find it appropriate to let the following comparison work on
    • the full depth of what is connected with our great seasonal festivals.
    • seasons. For those who have had the opportunity of experiencing even a
    • German villages. When the Christmas season approached I could behold
    • the days. We must stay home much of the time. During the other seasons
    • afternoons and evenings as the Christmas season approached. One would
    • holy to allow mischief to occur during this season. — That is
    • Christmas season, the days and weeks surrounding the Christmas
    • the seasons, what spoke out of snow and sunshine. And they listened to
    • supposed to permeate their souls during this season. I myself have
    • I will serve venison roast and fish;
    • Christmas, of the Three Kings, was an expression of the consonance of
    • the season, the festivity, and the human hearts. That was a great
    • season.
    • whole Christmas season was immersed in a festive mood, especially
    • “Star-Song” is, in fact, only a last remnant, a last ruin.
    • when these people performed these plays during the festival season.
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    • peoples become familiar with this marvelous song. But these lectures
    • it sprang. Nevertheless, this lofty song of the Divine struck like a
    • song, said that he must frankly consider himself happy to have lived
    • foremost of the personalities in the Song — feels from the
    • into the, whole weaving of the Song of the Mahabharata, the
    • mighty song of which the
    • that this majestic song came into the Western world as something
    • intelligible to Arjuna. How easy it is in our time for a person to
    • that the best of the country's sons was condemned to drink the
    • say with apparently good reason, “Yes, but if you will only
    • the holy song of the East.
    • us in the old songs and legends as blind. Thus we find this same
    • around him. That is the reason why the battle that raged about him
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    • a hidden artistic beauty in the song, so that if nothing else were to
    • the way to be experienced — such a person will be aware of the
    • just for this reason that such great care must be taken to give the
    • occult training. Such a person must be prepared so that he may
    • and calm. To this end a person who is striving to become ripe for
    • For this reason modern
    • own. When a person's interests are gradually sharpened and widened
    • the individual, personal qualities whereby a man stands out from his
    • This is one reason why we had to say that such a truth can only be
    • clairvoyance. Let me make a rather crude comparison.
    • power of reason!” Today a great word must resound in men's
    • This is the reason for
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    • the changing, weaving pictures of our dreams. For this very reason it
    • A person who would gain
    • by many different people, and for many different reasons, and one's
    • reason for looking into it will determine one's attitude to it. Thus,
    • to break free of them we do not do it, but when a person is really in
    • quite other reasons, thinking for instance that they need meat for
    • person is familiar. In ordinary life our dreams take place in this
    • has even received personal instructions. He comes to his instructor
    • ego, the self, that we have acquired in this world. If a person wants
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    • that he needs this strengthening, and for this very reason a kind of
    • back and put ourselves in the place of a person living at the time when the
    • comparisons have been made to illustrate this fact. I would like to
    • self-sufficient. Yet this comparison ought to give us food for
    • times the comparison held good, but today it does not. Today we might
    • the market of life. (Every comparison has its flaw and this one is
    • found in the world of sense. That is the deeper reason why there are
    • questions about other worlds. For this reason we now have to acquire
    • breath poured out through it. For this song resounds with tones of a
    • made, for the very reason that the higher worlds are best described
    • takes these qualities with him. When a person has not purified his
    • as the realm of dreams. We can say that a person witnesses the birth
    • finding nothing at all about the previous incarnations of some person
    • search about for historical personalities you think might possibly
    • such a person in general would not be the most adapted to discover a
    • person. We are, in fact, twofold beings in ordinary life, even if we
    • Krishna, have their origin in that world. For this reason I have had
    • this wonderful Song are to give you something which, if you really
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    • collapse nearly so quickly. The reason for this is the same as that
    • ears. The reason for Miss Keller's intellectual development is that,
    • isolated persons who had such experiences; experiences of truly
    • edition came out last year. In it a perfectly sincere person attacks
    • logic. In reply we need only ask, “If children for some reason
    • example, some remarkable essays recently published by Woodrow Wilson,
    • and “repulsion.” Wilson develops this point very
    • yoke. “We must think along different lines,” says Wilson,
    • evolution in the spiritual sense, not in Wilson's Darwinistic sense.
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    • connection I can illustrate by a childish comparison. Suppose I am
    • in our souls the ideas presented to us in this part of the song.
    • suffice, we fail, As we reach this part of the song we feel as if we
    • song onward. After that an altogether new mood begins to appear.
    • the opening discourses, but as the song proceeds toward the ninth a
    • his soul. Whoever reaches this ninth song may feel this devotional
    • the second half of the sublime song — that is to say, about the
    • of holy seers and Saints, chanting Thy praises with resounding songs.
    • that do not belong to the individual alone. Imagine a person feeling
    • Such might be. Then, each person separately and by himself might go
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    • But the eye can see another eye, and for this reason, other
    • that is actually impossible, for the very reasons implied in what we
    • being perceptible in their essence there is quite another reason why
    • near the truth. For some persons this will not be necessary, because
    • knife,” and another person replied, “That is impossible,
    • of the child are those of the grown-up person, but in childlike form.
    • into two parts. In every human being two persons confront us —
    • ourselves one person who is related to the creative forces in man,
    • This is the true reason for the external discrepancies between the
    • “This is my well-beloved Son, this day have I begotten Him.”
    • everybody, but I do regard it as my own personal task to say nothing
    • individual persons, and how this will throw more and more light on
    • reason but our whole soul is illumined when we let the truth come to
    • approach them not as in the past with reason and intellect alone, but
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    • will be spread abroad into large circles. That is the reason why you
    • the masses. Perhaps some subconscious reason that brought you to the
    • great European thinker said on his deathbed, “Only one person
    • spite of the person's honest effort the whole essay was of no use
    • Here we have a person
    • person, who does not know what European spiritual evolution really
    • of that period somewhat as follows. What appears to a person today in
    • they value the great efforts that achieved it. That is the personal
    • understood. For such a person there would be no question of seeking
    • not quite justified, for the simple reason that if someone said,
    • This comparison hits the nail right on the head. As regards external
    • true of darkness for the reason that in tamas things that in rajas
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    • individual person, distinguishing his soul from his environment, he
    • one's environment, one continues merely to live in it. A person is
    • materialistic congress how each person in the depths of his soul is
    • person. To follow his teaching exclusively means to strive for the
    • Each person would only have sought his own perfection. Striving for
    • In the personality of
    • so easy as introducing some person's son or even daughter, saying,
    • outcome of the dilettante comparison of religions that can also be
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    • possible without personal guidance, but the experiences must be
    • into physical existence, And for reasons that we can easily recognise,
    • certain stage without any personal guidance; for it has been possible
    • as a rule a person will have to lead a kind of double life. For in
    • thoughtless person might leave it lying about, which would be against
    • when a certain attitude of soul towards one's personal views and
    • opinions has been acquired. A person who has any preference for one
    • he can appreciate the other person's point of view, he will always be
    • and take his stand beside the person, forcing himself to follow the
    • which accompanies the faculty of rising above personal opinions and
    • The person who is meditating, who has worked up to certain stages of
    • an expression of the sense of touch, ceases, and the person feels as
    • of it is so lessened that the person is not aware of being outside all
    • Mysteries consists in a person coming to the point when he overcomes
    • to the Gate of Death.” For the person knows now what is meant by
    • but these experiences, these inner impressions. As soon as a person
    • The point is not that this or that external personality was there, but
    • that a number of persons should be capable of judging what spiritual
    • being lived in this particular personality. One would never have
    • needed to tell these persons: “This one or other is Moses.”
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    • the soul-life, so that through the exercises which a person undertakes
    • persons — do we apply moral concepts to the animal kingdom. What
    • lives of such persons to the time before they went through the Gate of
    • first in full force when persons who in this sense are the children of
    • Hence the least suitable persons for the development of seership are
    • — such people are of no use for training in seership. Persons who
    • This will have indicated how a person should not let feelings and
    • in the physical world he will be too, a different person. But in order
    • person, but of someone who can really enjoy to the full the effect
    • waking or sleeping person. Also when he has, so to speak, laid aside
    • person, then, too, comes the feeling that the sleeper has been
    • growing below, so can the ego of a person say of his physical and
    • mere playing with words. One knows then that every person, when on
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    • mourning Isis. “Sons of the Widow”. In the later Egyptian
    • differently constituted, and for this reason they experienced
    • a person of the present time and a man of old. And the period in the
    • that was guided, as if a person's sight were to be led all round a
    • Initiation it was said that Osiris was at the same time spouse and son
    • Son and Spouse. He felt that Osiris had been torn from Isis.
    • Holy Isis, but they felt themselves as “Sons of the Widow”.
    • a Son of the Widow in the Egyptian Mysteries; the point of time which
    • was a true “Son of the Widow” and was out of the physical
    • a person die, when one knows that he is passing out of the physical
    • God. As one feels with a person when he is passing into the spiritual
    • Son of the Widow”, who was initiated in order to experience
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    • Soul, into that which constitutes human personality. Inspirations from
    • that which makes for and constitutes human personality. This took
    • fifth epoch, accordingly, there were persons who, not exactly through
    • through the Sentient Soul. And the persons who expressed the transit
    • work on the Intellectual Soul in persons who had gained understanding
    • comparison with the life that animates it, have always a disposition
    • spiritual forces there, a person can have just as great and powerful
    • acquainted with the nature of the Mysteries: a personality who was
    • the remarkable Queen Sibylla had fled with her son William, in 1194,
    • this reason the soul must still be strongly armed even to-day when it
    • independent. But on that account (for reasons already given) it was
    • We often find that persons who have not gone far enough into the
    • development; they could not diverge in this way. A person with a
    • very little agreement with the higher ego of the person. It should be
    • through the same stages as did a person belonging either to the
    • persons who with one part of their being rise up into the heights,
    • all-too-human”. Persons who in earlier incarnations showed no
    • it produces on the soul. And when a person becomes cleverer and
    • such a person has taken into himself only these typical dregs of
    • “cleverer” a person is by the standards of the time we are
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    • be common knowledge. Why is this? The reason is that humanity is
    • science, that is to say truth presented to the reason in the form of
    • yore had been merely a natural and social function — became personal
    • abstract reasoning but by its power to bring souls to flower and
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    • themselves in the third person.
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    • God who instills into man the desire for personal knowledge. This sets
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    • matter-of-fact human being; his reason is just as clear and certain
    • could create such a wonder-structure. In comparison with the physical
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    • the physical body of the person in front of him. Then, in place of the
    • the reason that the etheric body always has a contrary character to
    • etheric body. There is a reason why this is so. Everything in the
    • this wisdom, for the reason that memory inheres in the etheric body.
    • The wisdom was occult doctrine but it bore the permanent and personal
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    • Jesus the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God, could not exist without
    • inherent in the personality must be sufficiently intense and in
    • his karma — it is their personification in the astral
    • following comparison will give us some idea of what is meant. We
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    • impassioned cry to the gentlest word of reason, still it is Nature
    • outer personification of the self makes it possible for the astral
    • must be conquered. For the same reason, in certain schools of black
    • It is for this reason that the Occult Brotherhoods decided to
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    • personal effort. The eight new petals correspond to the Beatitudes of
    • happening in higher worlds. This fact appears again in masonic ritual
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    • and for this reason the same character, temperament and outstanding
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    • altogether different from our own; its substance is living, sonorous,
    • eye of the seer as living tableaux where objects and persons move and
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    • logical reasoning which are associated today with what we call the
    • feelings of attraction or repulsion. He had no reasoning faculty and
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    • A consciousness which repeats the third stage but retains the acquired quality of objectivity. Images have definite colours and are realised as being quite distinct from the perceiver. The subjective sense of attraction or repulsion vanishes. In this new imaginative consciousness, the faculty of reason that has been acquired in the physical world retains its own powers.
    • Sleep itself — not the dream — here becomes a conscious state. We do not only behold images but we enter into the living essence of beings and hear their inner tones. In the physical world we give names to things but the names are merely outer appellations. Only man can express his own being from within by saying ‘I’ — the ineffable name of conscious individuality. By this word we distinguish our own personality from the rest of the universe. But when we become conscious of the world of sound, each being, each thing communicates its own true name; in clairaudience we hear the sound which expresses its innermost being and rings forth as a tone in the universe that is distinct from all others.
    • One stage further and deep sleep becomes a conscious state. Description is impossible, for this condition passes beyond the limits of comparison. All that can be said is that it exists.
    • of the Son). In order to pass from one state of consciousness
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    • not their proper sphere. They are the poisonous remains of life in
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    • form given by Jehovah, he would have remained an impersonal
    • source of this Impulse is the person and example of Christ Jesus.
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    • religions have their raison d'etre and have been partial
    • as it was revealed in the Divine Personality of Christ. But in every
    • civilisation is to adapt man to the physical plane to develop reason
    • Spiritual Science. Here is an example: Comparisons are often made
    • Person of Christ, of the God-Man on Earth has temporarily replaced
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    • person portraying his feelings, his intimate religious life
    • attitude of a simple person and takes the facts as they are
    • things, such an initiation took place as follows. The person
    • be formed. If a person does not practice exercises he remains
    • how one can illustrate this by a simple comparison. Look at a
    • inner man. An immature person expresses little of the power
    • will use a crude comparison to make clear what I mean. You
    • reason, though there is a certain difference, you cannot see
    • person enters the astral world, he finds himself in a region
    • — that He loved him. It is the same person. He is not
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    • person sleeps? In man we have the physical body, etheric
    • person sleeps? The physical and etheric bodies remain in bed.
    • undeveloped personality, and later, in the form of the
    • something to do. When the person is awake, the astral body
    • person lies asleep. The astral body then works from outside.
    • know this does not have any influence. When however, a person
    • person goes through when he follows this path. The great
    • mystics experienced it. Such a person has reached the second
    • fourth stage is the crucifixion. Through this a person
    • person has got as far as this he comes to the fifth stage.
    • value. While a person feels himself thus lost in darkness,
    • bottom of the human soul. He becomes a second person by the
    • person has gone through this fifth station he can progress to
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    • sayings. This does not mean that the ordinary person cannot
    • Meanwhile the consciousness of a person who has passed
    • initiate of the fifth grade had so overcome his personality
    • write, Jesus of Nazareth the son of Joseph. And Nathanael
    • person has reached the fifth grade of initiation he always
    • saith unto him, ‘Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou
    • what I have used as a comparison, but one which is more than
    • a comparison. Take it literally. To be born means to proceed
    • glory of God should be made manifest in a blind person. This
    • abideth for ever, and how sayest thou: the Son of Man must be
    • lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?’ Then Jesus said
    • truth and yet it would be folly. I must give a person what he
    • and learned the lesson which he can only learn in this dense
    • to learn the lesson, that must be kept uninjured. This is the
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    • A person came in, made a deep impression upon him, spoke a few words,
    • this reason, too, all those who were to be instructed in theosophical
    • from one person to another, and nobody who was unripe or unworthy would
    • — positive and negative. The first makes a person see what is not
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    • others. From this comparison we can see how important such communications
    • are for a person who is himself not yet able to see into these higher
    • But every normal person can say to himself: “I shall be able to
    • in every person, if he has the necessary energy and patience. Everyone,
    • The day-star, sonorous as of old
    • While sister-spheres join rival song.
    • we call the Akasha Chronicle. Whatever a person has done and accomplished
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    • the etheric body occurs when a person is faced with a sudden danger
    • person's faculty of memory will be. While the etheric body is firmly
    • endure this torment? The reason is that man has to wean himself gradually
    • of which he was so suddenly deprived. Nothing else bears comparison
    • I enter into the person or the animal and come to know what the other
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    • development of human personality are very different from what they were
    • the legend of Jason, who went to fetch the Golden Fleece from the sacred
    • that during this period a person is generally born twice, once as a
    • to it under the conditions of that period; and the person will have
    • there would be no brain. When a Kepler or Galileo directed his reasoning
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    • it, a comparison with something that occurs on Earth will perhaps bring
    • appropriate comparison, grotesque though it may sound, for the brooding
    • but with undeveloped persons, who have given free rein to their impulses
    • life: this is a fact to be kept thoroughly well in mind. The reason
    • body. There can never be complete harmony. This is the reason for the
    • importance. It may happen that a person who went through a great deal
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    • people are clairvoyant, and long before a person attains to direct vision
    • by lesson-books or verbal teaching, but by means of example and imitation.
    • that his power of comparison is exercised on concepts drawn from the
    • find such comparisons, relevant to the highest questions. But quite
    • beings. A young person's feelings towards the world in general develop
    • so is the personality, and so personal judgment has to be developed.
    • the twenty-fourth year, when everything around him can teach a person
    • true comparison with the ledger would run as follows: each new transaction
    • redemption. The reason why Christianity has hitherto failed to emphasise
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    • a person in that particular situation. In speaking of karmic relationships
    • may be found again in the son. In the Bach family, for instance, there
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    • the karmic reason that causes many people to die young, even in childhood?
    • accomplished? If someone has done something to another person, there
    • persons concerned must be born again as contemporaries. How does this
    • happen? What are the forces that bring the two persons together?
    • as follows. A wrong has been done; the victim has suffered it; the person
    • incarnation, this is the force that draws together all the persons who
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    • craves for things harmful to the heart. Coffee, tea, alcohol, are poisons
    • of them all. The reason is that the physical body has gone through the
    • Sonntag
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    • to all men, it also has a common body, the air. Not without reason did
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    • is brewing. Everywhere he can hear his God speaking, and the lesson
    • sublime song of human perfection, are only echoes of that ancient divine
    • in the past. It is our duty to enter into what another person says;
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    • them for myself? That implies a lack of trust. He must trust a person
    • quoted was the last event in point of time. The reason is that such
    • said that Edison once dreamt how to make an electric light bulb; he
    • the reason is that to anyone who is occultly developed the wisdom of
    • Record has for the same reason been presented in pictures of this kind.
    • consciousness”. When an ordinary person is completely withdrawn
    • the seasons, of day and night, and so on. Plants, too, grow rhythmically.
    • lost. An ordinary person, because the soul stays in close relation to
    • if he were left to fend for himself. For this reason he needs a guide
    • by them can move with certainty on the highest planes. Even a person
    • only the friend and adviser of the pupil, for by training his reason
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    • permissible but which involves the exploitation of another person
    • injunction, Do not lead a dissolute life, take a person with
    • through the universe, and it is for this reason that churches are built
    • with a particular orientation. It is for this reason also that the Yoga
    • poison; and this means that with every breath we draw we are dealing death
    • the curbing of sense-perception. Nowadays in ordinary life a person
    • feet of a number of persons. This picture rises up in his dreams as an
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    • destroyed. For persons much occupied with science, the necessary path
    • a person has outgrown this idea, not only in theory but in feeling,
    • which have been occultly investigated. It has been found that persons
    • a lesson for their next lives: that matter is perishable but spirit
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    • importance. We must inquire, therefore, first of all into the reason
    • for reasons based on the opinion of the Medical Section of the
    • theological faculties — and for a good reason. Only it contains
    • soul of a sick person, particularly one who is seriously sick, or of
    • a healthy person. With the sick, perhaps severely sick individuals,
    • unhealthfulness of fasting required for ceremonial reasons is
    • explained for the lay person; also what medical science has to say,
    • significance the earlier pastoral medicine attributed to a person's
    • sick person, there is always the fact that in the healing process we
    • person to the surrounding world. No matter what therapy we use, in
    • every instance we are going beyond what the person has normally in
    • what the person had permitted in his or her own everyday relation to
    • usually works upon that person. For what is the normal intervention
    • in human life? How does a person take hold of his or her own life? We
    • person in the same way that physical-chemical forces are active in
    • person's life forces, in life itself. Third, the process that takes
    • immediate hold of the person in the sphere of consciousness:
    • the so-called normal course of life. A person who is eating, for
    • healthy person you would alter the person's condition of
    • the person into the therapeutic process. You do not remain in the
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    • difficult if you have such a person before you. And you may encounter
    • who finds such a person in an early stage of life makes the
    • person is a psychopathological impairment case who is at the
    • things such a person tells them can, if properly interpreted, give
    • from a really insane person. But the insane person is not able to
    • do so. Thus you can encounter such a person if you are a physician,
    • and we will see how to regard this person medically from an
    • person if you are a priest — and even the entire congregation
    • person develops further; then something quite special appears. The
    • Then the following can take place: the person becomes unable to control
    • The person is unable to push the astral body and ego organization
    • away and the person falls into a kind of dizzy dream state. But then
    • strength. The person can be confused and also extremely argumentative
    • comes in contact with such a person. The person confesses to
    • developed in most human beings. Also in such a person the love of
    • person can get into great trouble because of it, which will then be
    • after themselves. A person who is in this condition in early
    • along after them, the person cannot perceive, cannot be active,
    • body. So experiences are dim and the person goes about in a physical
    • be quite amazed at what such a person will confess. Priests may
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    • of development are such personalities as St. Teresa. One can observe
    • for instance, standing before them as a real person. That is the
    • normally would. Something, therefore, is happening for such persons
    • and draws the intestines out with it. This means that the person
    • to it. The person has no experience in the lower organs and is led
    • a person as St. Teresa returns. When the pathological condition
    • wonderful cures can take place around such a person.
    • that happens to a person today is so shaped by spiritual beings that
    • widely separate for some reason become entangled.
    • can see how the pastoral care of some person by priests, who are
    • basing their view of the person on the karmic connections, the
    • unbiased person. The philosophers deny its reality because their
    • And please notice, something that in an abnormal person shows too
    • can be a sophisticated person like Leibnitz and gaze out at a
    • must be trained to understand the conditions under which a person is
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    • in the course of every seven or eight years a person pushes off all
    • those first seven years is it true that a person's characteristics
    • strong, then we will see a young person shooting up who from inner
    • spiritual. For this reason if a child's father has a fit of anger,
    • (Sonnenentität) that works there.
    • impressing themselves into the soul-life. So what a young person does
    • a person becomes, the less material is stripped away from the bones
    • before the other parts of the organism — for the reason that
    • though there are continually fewer parts to be renewed, the person
    • into a person; it becomes harsh. Of this strange new relation of the
    • person is either striving toward this twenty-eighth-year point or
    • instance, a person thirty-five years old — and I mean
    • worked over from this person's abnormal development up to the point
    • more toward age? A person is properly responsible if the point is
    • some person — one may perhaps find that the person suffers
    • late, the question will be whether that person is hindered by his or
    • rigid physically, and for that reason cannot be held fully
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    • with such personalities as St. Teresa and Mechthild of Magdeburg,
    • know this second type of person in the way I have indicated for the
    • understand the first type of person requires the soul depth of the
    • priest. To understand this second type of person — who often is
    • organism. Such persons, if one asks them a question, show a certain
    • association of ideas such as the ordinary person does not have.
    • wondering why the person hits upon one thing at one moment and
    • its deeper foundation. One notices that the person enjoys the sound
    • what can be learned from the person's neighbors or a similar source,
    • then one discovers, for instance, that such a person feels a terrific
    • counteract it, just to discover what state the person is in, one can,
    • clear consciousness. And now in such persons as I am describing we
    • gaps in it. This can become so extreme that the person lives in a
    • — because their karma has given them a weak personality —
    • still a third stage. This is the stage at which for karmic reasons
    • in the physical body. With such a person it now comes about, not that
    • condition called idiocy, in which the human personality is lost, in
    • which a person rests in outer nature, that is, in the hidden forces
    • will still allow a person to pursue certain activities in external
    • reveal itself in two ways. In most cases a person brings it along as
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    • further. It was believed of a person in whom the spiritual fault lay
    • spiritual force that did not belong there, that somehow the person
    • that a person was “possessed” by some spiritual entity as
    • ill person the alien elemental spirituality that had entered through
    • well-trained scientists have adopted the view that a person who has a
    • perfect physical organism doesn't sin. A person sins if there is some
    • certainty that in the sick person there is some material process or
    • person is cured through religious beliefs, in the former through
    • health. A certain person lived in the nineteenth century. I'll speak
    • person was incarnated in a southeastern region of Asia where the
    • born as an extremely fearful person, so that he chained dogs to
    • — with his fantastic personality, his giant talent —
    • such a way that it affects a person's external life, and then in turn
    • karma quite clearly. He has to keep a dog. He is a fantastic person.
    • needs to look at the general picture. With such personalities as St.
    • Raimund we have an unusual personality. He developed not only in the
    • his personality; they play into each other, wonderfully and
    • offer comfort to a sick person, one will offer the comfort of
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    • earth-lives; we see it manifesting in our personality. We found this
    • plainly evident in such a person as Ferdinand Raimund. But there is
    • Our breathing activity during sleep is for this reason very different
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    • distinction between the kingdoms of nature on the earth. A person
    • simply by reason of their having incarnated in the physical material
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    • state of illness in connection with a person's spiritual life, this
    • processes go on that during the person's sleep are independent of the
    • there must be just as much of the catabolic processes as a person
    • always raised to a higher level. But from the moment of a person's
    • assume that we observe in some person's physical body a process that
    • kingdom for that part of the ego that the person lacks, to cure what
    • the physical body of the sick person. We have to find the
    • things more closely. There are certain persons who are not
    • is superfluous in such a person, then there is this inner perception,
    • and the person can describe his or her own illness.
    • person, the physically sick person, is in the former condition I was
    • somnambulistic condition. The sick person experiences a strong
    • reverse process of nature. But now suppose the person is outside the
    • physical body with the astral body and ego. Then the person has
    • person experiences a sick organ inwardly — sick because it
    • described. If the person is in the opposite condition, the
    • elemental life of nature comes into dreams, the person experiences
    • what is spiritual in the minerals. And what does the person dream
    • about? The person dreams of the medicinal remedy. Here you have the
    • was not so much experimenting as there is today. The sick person was
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    • possess, and this is often used for pernicious reasons. There is
    • person like Driesch, for instance, recognized officially by the outer
    • hikes. Only they don't know the real reason — but that doesn't
    • out exactly right. It is all absolutely logical; order and reason are
    • path of personal development that requires the effort of the whole
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    • human civilization. There were deep reasons for this. People of those
    • universal recognition that a person does not in the first place unite
    • person. This could only happen out of the old instinctive
    • was strong even in normally healthy persons, was related for every
    • physician's task to know how a person fallen to subnature is brought
    • Christ the Son. That puts into modern speech what mystery wisdom
    • sent the Son to undergo the death on Golgotha. You will see in the
    • physician, from Father to Son until the Son dies on Golgotha. All
    • between the Spirit and the Son, the Christ, of developing theology so
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    • importance. We must inquire, therefore, first of all into the reason
    • theological faculties — and for a good reason. Only it contains
    • soul of a sick person, particularly one who is seriously sick, or of
    • a healthy person. With the sick, perhaps severely sick individuals,
    • unhealthfulness of fasting required for ceremonial reasons is
    • explained for the lay person; also what medical science has to say,
    • significance the earlier pastoral medicine attributed to a person's
    • sick person, there is always the fact that in the healing process we
    • person to the surrounding world. No matter what therapy we use, in
    • every instance we are going beyond what the person has normally in
    • what the person had permitted in his or her own everyday relation to
    • usually works upon that person. For what is the normal intervention
    • in human life? How does a person take hold of his or her own life? We
    • person in the same way that physical-chemical forces are active in
    • person's life forces, in life itself. Third, the process that takes
    • immediate hold of the person in the sphere of consciousness:
    • the so-called normal course of life. A person who is eating, for
    • healthy person you would alter the person's condition of
    • the person into the therapeutic process. You do not remain in the
    • In communion a person
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    • difficult if you have such a person before you. And you may encounter
    • who finds such a person in an early stage of life makes the
    • person is a psychopathological impairment case who is at the
    • things such a person tells them can, if properly interpreted, give
    • from a really insane person. But the insane person is not able to
    • do so. Thus you can encounter such a person if you are a physician,
    • and we will see how to regard this person medically from an
    • person if you are a priest — and even the entire congregation
    • person develops further; then something quite special appears. The
    • following can take place: the person becomes unable to control the
    • The person is unable to push the astral body and ego organization
    • away and the person falls into a kind of dizzy dream state. But then
    • strength. The person can be confused and also extremely argumentative
    • comes in contact with such a person. The person confesses to
    • developed in most human beings. Also in such a person the love of
    • person can get into great trouble because of it, which will then be
    • after themselves. A person who is in this condition in early
    • along after them, the person cannot perceive, cannot be active,
    • body. So experiences are dim and the person goes about in a physical
    • be quite amazed at what such a person will confess. Priests may
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    • of development are such personalities as St. Teresa. One can observe
    • for instance, standing before them as a real person. That is the
    • normally would. Something, therefore, is happening for such persons
    • and draws the intestines out with it. This means that the person
    • to it. The person has no experience in the lower organs and is led
    • a person as St. Teresa returns. When the pathological condition
    • wonderful cures can take place around such a person.
    • that happens to a person today is so shaped by spiritual beings that
    • widely separate for some reason become entangled.
    • can see how the pastoral care of some person by priests, who are
    • basing their view of the person on the karmic connections, the
    • unbiased person. The philosophers deny its reality because their
    • And please notice, something that in an abnormal person shows too
    • can be a sophisticated person like Leibnitz and gaze out at a
    • must be trained to understand the conditions under which a person is
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    • in the course of every seven or eight years a person pushes off all
    • those first seven years is it true that a person's characteristics
    • strong, then we will see a young person shooting up who from inner
    • spiritual. For this reason if a child's father has a fit of anger,
    • (Sonnenentität) that works there.
    • impressing themselves into the soul-life. So what a young person does
    • a person becomes, the less material is stripped away from the bones
    • before the other parts of the organism — for the reason that
    • though there are continually fewer parts to be renewed, the person
    • into a person; it becomes harsh. Of this strange new relation of the
    • person is either striving toward this twenty-eighth-year point or
    • instance, a person thirty-five years old — and I mean
    • worked over from this person's abnormal development up to the point
    • more toward age? A person is properly responsible if the point is
    • some person — one may perhaps find that the person suffers
    • late, the question will be whether that person is hindered by his or
    • rigid physically, and for that reason cannot be held fully
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    • with such personalities as St. Teresa and Mechthild of Magdeburg,
    • know this second type of person in the way I have indicated for the
    • understand the first type of person requires the soul depth of the
    • priest. To understand this second type of person — who often is
    • organism. Such persons, if one asks them a question, show a certain
    • association of ideas such as the ordinary person does not have.
    • wondering why the person hits upon one thing at one moment and
    • its deeper foundation. One notices that the person enjoys the sound
    • what can be learned from the person's neighbors or a similar source,
    • then one discovers, for instance, that such a person feels a terrific
    • counteract it, just to discover what state the person is in, one can,
    • clear consciousness. And now in such persons as I am describing we
    • gaps in it. This can become so extreme that the person lives in a
    • — because their karma has given them a weak personality —
    • still a third stage. This is the stage at which for karmic reasons
    • in the physical body. With such a person it now comes about, not that
    • condition called idiocy, in which the human personality is lost, in
    • which a person rests in outer nature, that is, in the hidden forces
    • will still allow a person to pursue certain activities in external
    • reveal itself in two ways. In most cases a person brings it along as
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    • further. It was believed of a person in whom the spiritual fault lay
    • spiritual force that did not belong there, that somehow the person
    • that a person was “possessed” by some spiritual entity as
    • ill person the alien elemental spirituality that had entered through
    • well-trained scientists have adopted the view that a person who has a
    • perfect physical organism doesn't sin. A person sins if there is some
    • certainty that in the sick person there is some material process or
    • person is cured through religious beliefs, in the former through
    • health. A certain person lived in the nineteenth century. I'll speak
    • person was incarnated in a southeastern region of Asia where the
    • born as an extremely fearful person, so that he chained dogs to
    • — with his fantastic personality, his giant talent —
    • such a way that it affects a person's external life, and then in turn
    • karma quite clearly. He has to keep a dog. He is a fantastic person.
    • needs to look at the general picture. With such personalities as St.
    • Raimund we have an unusual personality. He developed not only in the
    • his personality; they play into each other, wonderfully and
    • offer comfort to a sick person, one will offer the comfort of
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    • earth-lives; we see it manifesting in our personality. We found this
    • plainly evident in such a person as Ferdinand Raimund. But there is
    • Our breathing activity during sleep is for this reason very different
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    • distinction between the kingdoms of nature on the earth. A person
    • simply by reason of their having incarnated in the physical material
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    • state of illness in connection with a person's spiritual life, this
    • processes go on that during the person's sleep are independent of the
    • there must be just as much of the catabolic processes as a person
    • always raised to a higher level. But from the moment of a person's
    • assume that we observe in some person's physical body a process that
    • kingdom for that part of the ego that the person lacks, to cure what
    • the physical body of the sick person. We have to find the
    • things more closely. There are certain persons who are not
    • is superfluous in such a person, then there is this inner perception,
    • and the person can describe his or her own illness.
    • person, the physically sick person, is in the former condition I was
    • somnambulistic condition. The sick person experiences a strong
    • reverse process of nature. But now suppose the person is outside the
    • physical body with the astral body and ego. Then the person has
    • person experiences a sick organ inwardly — sick because it
    • described. If the person is in the opposite condition, the
    • elemental life of nature comes into dreams, the person experiences
    • what is spiritual in the minerals. And what does the person dream
    • about? The person dreams of the medicinal remedy. Here you have the
    • was not so much experimenting as there is today. The sick person was
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    • used for pernicious reasons. There is every possible kind of
    • person like Driesch, for instance, recognized officially by the outer
    • hikes. Only they don't know the real reason — but that doesn't
    • out exactly right. It is all absolutely logical; order and reason are
    • path of personal development that requires the effort of the whole
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    • human civilization. There were deep reasons for this. People of those
    • universal recognition that a person does not in the first place unite
    • person. This could only happen out of the old instinctive
    • was strong even in normally healthy persons, was related for every
    • physician's task to know how a person fallen to subnature is brought
    • Christ the Son. That puts into modern speech what mystery wisdom
    • sent the Son to undergo the death on Golgotha. You will see in the
    • physician, from Father to Son until the Son dies on Golgotha. All
    • between the Spirit and the Son, the Christ, of developing theology so
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    • comparison as close as possible picture yourselves in the moment of
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    • that is only a comparison, for what I have been describing took place
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    • consonance to which I called attention yesterday, when what we can
    • Archai, or Principalities, or Spirits of Personality; of Archangeloi
    • Archai, the Spirits of Personality, were at the human stage, the
    • of Personality we have the Spirits of Form, the Exusiai, who are also
    • of Personality. They constitute the next lower rank in the
    • Should we not expect to find the Spirits of Personality, the
    • should expect to find the Principalities, or Spirits of Personality,
    • Personality, or Principalities, are the same as those called in
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    • Beings whom we call Spirits of Personality, Time-Spirits, Archai.
    • Personality as their servants, and that behind the expression
    • Personality indicated by yom, are active, so also the
    • advanced Spirits of Personality, the Yamim, were given their
    • Personality who reveal themselves not through light, but through
    • Elohim placed the Spirits of Personality as their deputies in charge
    •  Figure 10bThe “y” is consonantal, as in the word yellow. 
    • of Form and the Spirits of Personality, out of advanced Beings and
    • Personality, then the Archangeloi, the Archangels, or Fire-Spirits.
    • for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.]
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    • Into this substance the Spirits of Personality worked, and imprinted
    • Personality, Fire-Spirits or Archangels, and Angels — moved and
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    • before him persons whom he has previously known in life. In the Play,
    • writer has forgotten nothing There is a profound reason why on the
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    • the planetary Beings. That is the very reason why we call it the
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    • descendant of the Elohim-man in precisely the same way as the son is
    • reasonable meaning for it. Anyone who claims to do so had better not
    • of itself. An inexperienced person often thinks, when confronted with
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    • that were associated with the personality of Jesus.
    • persons themselves bear testimony that they have no intention of
    • has taken hold of mankind. That is the real reason for the existence
    • power of human reason and judgment; and now it is time that this
    • personality of Jesus.
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    • thinking of the forcefulness with which a personality like Paul at the
    • century, which reached its apex in Woodrow Wilson's phrase about the
    • For this reason, people who cling to such ideas have no real right
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    • era as Siddartha, the son of King Suddhodana — attained the rank
    • said about all that has been associated with the personality of Jesus
    • personality of Jesus of Nazareth differs from the Buddhist's view of
    • harmonisation of all passions and desires, of all human, personal
    • its start from a super-personal Deed — from the
    • through a physical personality, the physical personality of Jesus of
    • When the individual personal element had passed through death, had
    • personal teaching that works on, but the actual Event that
    • before he was man, before he was a personality in the real sense. The
    • plead to-day: ‘Do not take from us the individual, personal Jesus who
    • instead of him, a super-personal event’ ... they must realise that
    • this personal egoism and realise that they have no right to call
    • good reason why no proof exists, for this is an Event which lies
    • non-personal, having nothing to do with any specific creed or
    • that too would be a misunderstanding. Provided personal bias is laid
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    • those sentimentalities which revelled in hymns and songs about the
    • Father, not with the Son. True, the Resurrection
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    • there were none concerning birth and death. The reason for this was
    • reason is that at the time of the Mystery of Golgotha, although the
    • imbibed certain poisonous substances which brought into play within
    • Nietzsche should have imbibed certain poisons — a procedure not
    • of the Eucharist in bread and wine. It was not poisons, therefore, but
    • But the individuals who come together in all kinds of masonic and
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    • not just folk-songs; they are memories of the visions which in olden
    • past? The reason is that the connection between the physical body and
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    • declares who He is, in the Divine Song, the Bhagavad Gita. There we
    • of what it means to live no longer within its own narrow, personal
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    • A DIRECT enrichment gained from symbolic seasonal festivals as full
    • the great Ideas could light up as examples. These were persons into
    • had been woven. That was the reason why there could arise in them the
    • body. And it was so in the case of many other personalities living at
    • Nazareth, just as there were persons who received replicas of his
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    • the first physical personalities, the primal forebears of mankind, and
    • miserable, for one or other reason, will increasingly find the help of
    • well as another person at the opposite end. Only those unwilling to
    • — only these persons can declare that what is implied by the
    • some reason, to dispense with faith, to throw it over. But just as a
    • Such persons are a distressing sight, as in their dull, prosaic way,
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    • Now the case is this. A married couple had a much beloved son, who was
    • ordinary experience of this couple, their son was abruptly snatched
    • from them, and the son himself torn from a life full of promise. The
    • parents, naturally, mourned their son. During the months following
    • had exactly the same dream. They dreamed that their son appeared to
    • the authorities for permission to have their son's body disinterred.
    • intelligible. The parents were thinking so much about their son that
    • engrossed by this beloved dead son. Even in sleep the connecting links
    • dream, the son, in accordance with the state of his soul, had a
    • thought on the part of the dead son sank deep into his parents' soul,
    • perceived what the son was pouring into their souls, their
    • interpretation would have been: “Our son is longing just now for
    • the spiritual world, of personally experiencing how matters stood with
    • that, for the same reason, he is unable yet to remember his earlier
    • his personality. Everywhere we look to-day, the lights and shadows can
    • But the deepest lesson — the mission of earthly love in its
    • personality living about a hundred years before Christ under the name
    • greatest teacher of the good. For that reason he has been called in
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    • person we are.
    • ticket for some place or another. His reason functions quite normally.
    • reasonable way. But he does not remember anything that previously took
    • his mind and reason quite in order. Then comes a moment when he knows:
    • We see the relations which we have with a person, but we see them in a
    • remember his own birth. No one can prove his own birth by personal
    • death. Now, the opinion is very prevalent that a person who can look
    • for a simple reason, which I will not conceal from you, so that you
    • and upright manner: for the simple reason that at that time I did not
    • work upon during the night. Thus as it were, we learn lessons which we
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    • approached us, she united with our aims not only her whole personality
    • in a rare, objective, quite impersonal manner, both in narrower and
    • You know what an immense task was laid on all those persons helping in
    • feeling that this personality was one of our very best workers. It is
    • proceeded from her personality will presently be recognised, even by
    • used this comparison. But we shall apply it yet again to-day. There
    • that which we have undergone in life from a certain personal
    • in it. For this reason we have received the physical body. In the life
    • past life, not to the personality — this, as time goes on,
    • what the other person felt through the blow. If you have injured
    • existence; and in what relation he will stand to this or that person
    • raised by persons who have not yet fully considered the matter, that
    • If we thus observe individual persons in life we find that they are
    • previous incarnation. There are persons who die in early youth —
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    • culture. This personal assimilation causes knowledge to become our
    • persons it contacts in life. Our astral body has such a consciousness.
    • should be absolutely aware for instance, that with this or that person
    • we shall have trouble; and this person or the other will be a kind
    • lives of persons who have accomplished something of a very special
    • personal standpoint, yet if we look at it from the standpoint of the
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    • in a time in which nobody could remember any dead person; the dead
    • a dead person contacts a remembrance of himself in the soul of a man
    • indeed, persons here, who go through life with a certain inner
    • practical life. There are persons — and in a certain respect we
    • persons who have a sort of longing, a sort of passion to order their
    • time afterwards we see the reason. The man in question may need the
    • transcends that which the heart indicates as Karma, and lets reason
    • prevail, then reason sometimes administers a strong dose of egotism.
    • us in quite an easy and popular form. For example, a person has come
    • course. We call this growing old for the quite trivial reason that
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    • reason why just in our time there must be produced from out the
    • for reasons which we shall presently examine closer, they do not wish
    • prisoners. He could hardly await his release, which he confidently
    • by the person to whom this information refers.’ (Hofrat
    • person.) Although Markus Freund even in the final trial exerted his
    • penalty, twenty years' imprisonment. The person concerned (none other
    • ‘So Markus Freund was now imprisoned and the Hofrat lived on. But
    • accused had been a long time in prison. Now the following occurred:
    • ‘Just as the person in question’ (the Hofrat relates this of
    • one and the same person. And as if in confirmation of this idea, silly
    • Freund, who was imprisoned for a long time. During the night between
    • The author of the novel wrote in the first person, as though many of
    • the things about Hofrat Eysenhardt had been related to him personally,
    • letters, wherein he describes himself in the third person), from that
    • he takes advantage of his position to write in the third person. He
    • the case of some unknown person, and in that way he hoped to get
    • these secret connections become evident to the person in question. And
    • the prisoner, and delivered a speech which urged the jury to convict
    • enter the spiritual world? Well, the reason for that lies beneath the
    • Within the sphere of consciousness so-called logical reasons are
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    • connected with Christmas and the Christmas season. It treats of the
    • Legend of Olaf Ĺsteson and contains the fact that Olaf Ĺsteson, a
    • legendary person, passed the thirteen days between Christmas and the
    • following: Olaf Ĺsteson reaches a church door one Christmas Eve and
    • how this Olaf Ĺsteson actually experiences what we are able to bring
    • transformation of the earth at the different seasons of the year; a
    • Olaf Ĺsteson, which shows in such a beautiful way how a simple
    • significant season, to the particularly dark side of present-day
    • shall just make clear to you, by means of the same comparison of the
    • deepest reason for this can be clothed in the words: ‘These men
    • number of persons will organise their lives — in whatever
    • cleverness. There is no reason to despise lightly this critical
    • have in their hearts. For instance, a person was told — this
    • reached him in a special form — (this is certainly a personal
    • said that personally, as regards my youthful development, I did not
    • This has no value because of its personal character, but it may serve
    • is something which we must realise at this season. If you can find
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    • living idea. Thirdly, the rose gives pleasure to the person and in
    • Man would have no reason to be active if he had no desires. He has
    • after death a person could say that he had no further desire to use
    • the etheric body to be worked into. If one person hypnotises another
    • happens when a person is so strongly attracted to one particular life
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    • plant. When these are disturbed a person cannot hold himself erect or
    • the plant. The reason, why in man the sense of direction is connected
    • Then the separate organs are conscious and the person begins to see
    • expression in the spinal cord. Then a person perceives the world in
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    • completely illuminated. When a person has advanced to the stage of
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    • reason for the breathing exercises of the Yogis. No one can attain to
    • then to create beings. Freemasonry calls these three forces wisdom,
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    • There is a deep reason underlying this. In order to
    • is the reason why many people practicing a one-sided spiritual
    • of the organs. It can happen that when a person who, through his
    • ether. In these ethers lived intelligence and reason, as they now live
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    • transmitted by word of mouth. When a person of those times is
    • the civilisation and for this reason one must be born again as a
    • arbitrary reason, but on educational grounds. People were to know
    • There was a special reason why, for about two thousand years, the
    • so important to him. But the lesson people now had to learn was to
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    • that the leading personalities acted when they called the Theosophical
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    • of the Cosmos. Every single person is to be found sketched, as it
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    • results of the lessons he has learned on the Physical Plane and
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    • poisons. The most perfect part of man is the physical body, less
    • advanced sometimes reincarnate earlier for other reasons, for
    • person dies his craving for outer objects does not immediately cease,
    • physical body. For this reason the longing for the physical body is
    • astral world, the souls of Russians executed for political reasons
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    • little difference whether a person takes his stand on Darwinian
    • person in the average cultural environment of our time — meets
    • This sojourn in Kamaloka is not only important for the person in
    • Jason, the Golden Fleece) he would have experienced something quite
    • person in a group acts instinctively. The Deva guides the Folk Soul;
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    • longer has as personal possession what the gods had worked into his
    • Let us take the relationship of one person to another. It can be said
    • What a person develops in his present life in the way of soul faculty
    • the reason for the special sentimental mood in all poets who sing the
    • himself with them. A person who is deeply bound up with what is purely
    • Avitchi. A person who cannot escape from his own separateness goes
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    • quite other personalities made the history of Europe, but seen from
    • which are for the future.’ In Freemasonry today, the masons of St.
    • When in the Middle Ages a Freemason master builder built a cathedral
    • also, and for the same reason, the name of the author was not
    • was developed still more intensively in the West through Freemasonry
    • from this three-fold point of view that the freemasons of the Middle
    • existence for the simple reason that we shall only have fulfilled our
    • Organisation. When a mason, for instance, has worked on the building
    • Eventually however, quite personal forces appear which draw him back
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    • Everything which a person usually thinks, he thinks about things,
    • combined with the productive activity of his reason. Such actions are
    • And now let us imagine a person whose actions, thoughts and feelings
    • person approaches this only when he is inspired by art, religion or
    • the single personality. They ceased however to be only personal when
    • Then the purely personal, individual Karma passes over into the
    • Thus our life creates around us remains — personal,
    • there is no purely personal speech. Speech belongs to a group. Thought
    • personal manifestation in the different incarnations. An individuality
    • new planet. What a man does for himself personally has significance
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    • Intuition. Father, Son (Word) and Holy Spirit or First, Second, Third
    • footprints, and were to say: ‘Here a person walked’. This spiritual
    • therefore rightly called ‘the Word’, another designation is: The Son
    • of the Son, in the realm of the second Logos. These return as the
    • For the ordinary person only those beings are comprehensible who also
    • A person can affect his Karma to the degree in which he himself
    • and Vijnana. These five are the balance of his account: his personal
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    • One must conceive the descent of the ‘Sons of Manas’ in this pictorial
    • therefore in the case of the ordinary person is given over to the
    • What clings to the person from that astral body which came with him
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    • came from the person to whom it was directed. This fact holds good for
    • way. When a person in the present stage of civilisation has come so
    • If a person drowsy with sleep meditates and in so doing does not rise
    • person destroys life, this has for him a tremendous significance.
    • never intrudes into a person's freedom; he only relates facts.
    • suicide. It deceives the other person and creates in him a feeling
    • killing. You therefore kill something in a person when through a lie
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    • sheath. Such a person wanders about in astral space. As a rule he does
    • person, we think about something, we exercise an influence on his
    • by the person in question meditating. In that someone occupies himself
    • training in black magic consists in a person becoming accustomed,
    • the human astral body. When a person cuts consciously into a
    • and strengthens the element of separateness in the person who has
    • happens: the person has freed himself from desires, wishes, instincts,
    • person returns most of them have usually disappeared. It may well
    • desires when he is still a simple person, but it is a bad thing if
    • what is merely the shell of a person is his real individuality. Very
    • often what is made known after the death of a person proceeds from
    • person. This was actually the case when the attempt was made to get
    • personality. Thus on the astral plane there are also to be found all
    • Dante might actually be reincarnated as a living personality. It is
    • coming from the previous personality of Dante. The Akasha picture is
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    • lesson we approach the child with warm interest, we know what a
    • and in an extreme case, rebirth as an idiot. When a person during his
    • is dependent on the senses to work upon it, Freemasonry took beauty as
    • what the following means: ‘I need no other person in order to know
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    • from present-day man. In comparison with present-day man the Sun-man
    • Fourth Round the Hyperboreans lived in their soft forms, these Sons of
    • able to form this specially favoured species, the Sons of the Sun,
    • In the middle of the Lemurian Age we find the first Sons of the Fire
    • surrounded the Earth. The Sons of the Fire Mist were the first Arhats.
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    • substance out of which our thoughts are woven today. For this reason
    • again proceed on his way at a higher stage. For this reason he must
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    • knows deep trance consciousness for the following reason: When someone
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    • Sonntag
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    • is created which arises out of nothing. When one personality looks at
    • personality. This memory has come forth out of nothing.
    • another person and observes his appearance. If he were creatively
    • frontal brain; consciousness has been imprisoned through the brain and
    • freemasons also bring about definite forms which manifest in
    • purposeful use of these words a link is formed from one person to
    • in suicide, because then a person is almost exclusively active in the
    • implanted into the astral. When a person perceives how he has been
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    • there will be no more personal possession, everything will be owned in
    • common. One will no longer work for one's personal existence, but will
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    • as a reason for opposing modern medicine with its external remedies.
    • connected with fire. For this reason, when they make their appearance,
    • descending sons of Manas.
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    • will be drawn to certain things, the reasons for which only appear in
    • The occultist calls milk: the Moon-food. Sons of the Moon are those
    • faced each other: the one kind, the Sons of the Moon, who bred animals
    • indeed the true ‘Son of Man’, who descended to the greatest depths in
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    • venerated there were more or less personal-spiritual Divinities.
    • Mysteries. This is the personality who in the Bible is called Abraham.
    • human, in order to found the cult of the personality. This brought
    • about personal attributes in the Jewish patriarchs. Here we have to do
    • knowledge of God in the stars was led over into the personal.
    • knowledge attached to the personal human. This finds its form in the
    • personal element, until eventually this thought incarnated, reaching
    • of the personal is intensified. There is no contradiction between this
    • personal had actually to come to expression in the way described in
    • culture which will be different from the old. For this reason
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    • melancholic, and choleric. Steiner describes here how each person's
    • the human personality, plays a role in all manifestations of
    • of the human personality.
    • hand, as a person develops from childhood on, we can see unfolding out
    • someday be commonplace to trace a person's inner core to a previous
    • with a person's inherited traits.
    • of the two streams upon a person's entry into the physical world. In
    • circulation of the blood. For this reason, in the choleric the
    • when a person lacks blood or is anaemic, in other words, when the
    • further our personal development.
    • to anything other than his own personal pain is the small danger; the
    • personality. If we ourselves are that personality, or if we bring the
    • interest. Only through the medium of love for a personality can the
    • authority. Instead of winning affection by means of personal
    • esteem for a person's worth, just as for the sanguine child it was
    • love for a personality. Outwardly, the choleric child must be
    • formula was love for a personality; for the choleric, it was respect
    • another person's fate, for the phlegmatic child it is to experience
    • Persons of a choleric temperament should purposely put themselves in
    • solve that basic riddle of life, the other person. It is solved not by
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    • reason why spirit and soul must be dealt with in two separate
    • assimilate with our intellect, our reason, and through which we
    • their minds — who, from their point of view, have reason to be
    • is a creative force, we form a concept of intelligence, of reason, of
    • skillful for the reason that the transaction with the spirit cannot
    • unerring certainty and it would be absurd to talk to it of reasoning,
    • are many good reasons for speaking in this way. Once we have acquired
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    • way, for the reason that nothing contained in a Kant-Laplace or other
    • abstract, impersonal form, in the converse of which I am now speaking
    • A melancholic person has this particular temperament because he lives
    • to the fact that in such a person the Saturn-forces work with
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    • treating the affected person with schistous mineral substance. For
    • doing any such thing; for the fact that one person deposits more lime
    • for becoming a particularly clever person in his next incarnation, for
    • which his own personality would have no part. Everything has its
    • our earthly-personal existence we are rooted in carbon; with our life
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    • be allowed to refer to something personal, which is, nevertheless, by
    • no means personal to me.
    • striking when we let those personalities work on our souls who can in
    • whom history relates — those personalities we find in the works
    • writer, when desiring to give life and form to the personalities he is
    • with our reason. We feel today, in quite a distinct way, that our soul
    • Demeter was the personification or symbol of a primal form of the
    • themselves to the work of studying and entering into the personalities
    • movement in Central Europe that we have such a personality among us.
    • that the same person was able to co-operate so successfully in all
    • absolutely independent way in which a human personality is here
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    • the human personality, like the principle of development elsewhere in
    • that the human personality, too, experiences something of this kind;
    • germinal and appears so imperfect in man, like the hands in comparison
    • which no free vision is possible. Anyone who, by reason of an
    • learned as has been done in the case of other personalities. So will
    • has become as unknown a personality as Homer is today. Man's soul then
    • can look out into the external world at these personalities, and see
    • know the initiates insofar as they are great personalities or have
    • personalities, the fact that they had no opportunity to do so on earth
    • the beings. It is a matter of personal preference whether the founder
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    • poisonous. We maintain that it is part of sound thinking in the life
    • we find that the reason for the imperfect development lies in a moral
    • there are manifold reasons why these conceptions can no longer be used
    • extent, when one person is capable of being secretive and another is
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    • must remain behind and be discarded for the simple reason that it is
    • to be grasped by the soul as accurately as possible. For this reason I
    • world in the way described. But in so doing one learns the reason why
    • make this clear by means of a comparison.
    • a comparison could not take place; then, as he lay in bed, he could
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    • following manner. This, of course, will be only a comparison, but it
    • ask, “What does another person feel about something that you
    • reason that everything around him is eternal, that nowhere is there
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    • men. For this reason, when it is a question of rising into higher
    • circumstances, each person should act whose soul is desirous of
    • reaching super-sensible worlds. But in comparison with the real
    • This is why such things are doubtful. It was for this very reason that
    • to every soul. For the same reason, the necessity also arose of
    • task. It can be a lesson to anyone interested in seeing how, simply by
    • done. I should like here to describe what I mean by a comparison. By
    • applying this comparison to the whole world order, you will be able to
    • reason men must go into the darkness of life in which beings work who
    • new existence for themselves? The reason for this is that they labour
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    • initiation, or having already done so, has a personal relation to
    • someone else based on immediate personal feeling and emotion. Let us
    • personal relation between two human beings based on mutual attraction
    • to make investigations about the person toward whom he felt thus
    • the person in question. It would then be practically impossible for
    • personality. Oh, it is indeed necessary, however much one may love,
    • however close a personal attachment one may feel in sensory existence,
    • super-sensible. It may be that one feels a personal attraction such as
    • personality that one would have in sensory existence. Then, before the
    • personality will appear, for instance, that must unavoidably be false.
    • relating to what concerns the immediate personal circle of the
    • religious questions, if with his prejudices and personal feelings he
    • personally prompted propaganda cannot also be an objective occultist!
    • Personality through Whom world initiation, cosmic initiation, has
    • personality of Gautama Buddha this individuality lived for the last
    • super-sensible worlds. The reason why the Guardian stands there is
    • reason is that they dread coming into actual contact, with the
    • worlds. In truth, such personalities are all in a state of fear. They
    • super-sensible worlds by reason of their own sense of truth, their
    • personal scientific conviction. In reality, however, it is their fear
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    • of our own being - 'personified karma.' The next
    • stage of consciousness is one where one sees this personified karma
    • through one person willing this and another that. When in the case of
    • have feelings that are in unison. But there cannot be two wills which
    • the whole work. We do our half, the other person the other half. Two
    • when a person is asleep, the connection between his ‘I’
    • a person so strengthens his soul that he knows and perceives —
    • for a person when he makes use of the senses and the brain which
    • person to place himself in the position of a spiritual investigator,
    • always affects what a person sees spiritually. It is not the
    • example, a person goes out of his body in order to come in contact
    • with a dead person, this intention affects the whole of his spiritual
    • for the dead person and his destiny, in order to see what he desires
    • — and the person then feels his connection with the dead. Thus
    • physical world, but one feels a certain resonance. The whole skin
    • otherwise — it appears as our ‘personified karma.’
    • Before us stands our karma personified. When we see this we know:
    • depressing. For instance, one sees the whole of this personified fate
    • example a person has exercised his muscles so that they have taken
    • a person inwardly experiences his astral body he knows that he is one
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    • different ways of leaving the body (Bergson on Memory). The treasure
    • mentioned that the French philosopher Bergson says that the treasure
    • If a person leaves his body in
    • has to offer, which, in one person is but dim religious ideas, in
    • is always before us. Here on earth a person may be irreligious,
    • that when a person enters
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    • Munich that if a person were to experience thoughts just as they are,
    • is. The result is that however profoundly a person may enter into his
    • brings us into inner disharmony. If there were true unison between
    • and useful human beings. Here lies the real reason for all inner
    • regarding what is contained in our feeling and will. A person may say
    • ideas!’ A person who says this has never formed any idea as to
    • perceive with our senses: a person who accepts religious ideas fills
    • death. For this reason it must be that anyone who does not want to
    • reason it cannot be too often stated that the spiritual investigator
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    • free act and is not forced.' Christ the Son is not the result
    • person wants to know and understand the spiritual worlds — and
    • existence, being. One might say that the more unspiritual a person
    • spiritual world. A person may be a fool in the sense-world, but
    • a person, when met with after his death, one sees wisdom stream
    • Let us suppose that a person
    • appears in one who takes up Spiritual Science. A person who performs
    • understand Spiritual Science — such a person may perhaps not be
    • example, a person may be unskilled; but if he takes up Spiritual
    • Spiritual Science according to the necessities of karma. A person may
    • which approaches a person in such or such a way and has a weakening
    • disappearing, but they run somewhat as follows. A certain person
    • a person is able to know everything, it is all round about him. The
    • Father-God is understood as the relation of the Son to the Father.
    • obvious,’ says Lotze. He means that one God cannot be the son
    • Between father and son the relationship is something like that
    • is the cause of the son. The son would not exist if the father were
    • have a son, may also have the possibility of not having a son, he may
    • the effect is the man B, the son; but the effect need not come about,
    • For this reason, when we study a cause considering it in connection
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    • When a person passes the portal
    • physical plane, a person has naturally the idea that he has left on
    • the point of view taken by the dead person when he has passed through
    • the inner being of the person who has died, his human soul nature,
    • rebirth commences, we might say that the person who has passed the
    • soul, we should have to say that up to his death a person has lived
    • globe as a firmament above us. Now when a person has passed the
    • be that a person can scarcely keep awake one night without tiredness
    • consciously during physical life. The reason these forces do not act
    • of the person we have left behind, for they are expressed in living
    • inner life of this person than we had with him in the physical world;
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    • in that person's next incarnation, he has more will and more character
    • When a person fills himself more
    • opposite to our lie. Our relation to this person to whom we have lied
    • us to say: ‘Thou must meet this person again on the earth below
    • once more this person will again appear to call forth the torment of
    • that time I had to protect myself. I have thereby made this person a
    • through one person or another might, through what they now do on the
    • Let us take the case of a person who through illness dies earlier
    • strengthening them. Such a person is in the position so to use, after
    • this and naturally it would be the greatest folly if a person were to
    • to explain it. I also referred there to the case where a person meets
    • spiritual investigation into many cases, that if a person dies a
    • worlds. Before such a person can see the matter quite clearly, he has
    • understanding of the spiritual worlds. A person living between death
    • will know the reason. One who spiritually observes social life, sees
    • life. These different points of view confront a person, when
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    • encounter another person, we should be impelled by this experience to
    • theorists. The only way is to seek for direct personal contact with
    • — for this very reason men were much more closely related to
    • experienced, we can turn out attention to the persons who have
    • nature of each of these persons, in place of our own. After a time we
    • contribution which other persons, perhaps long dead or far distant,
    • establishes a personal relationship with him, an imagination of the
    • hidden from a person who pays attention only to himself, who seeks
    • can be understood by the soul of another person who in old age
    • child becomes — but to the other person who from a later
    • can lead to a deeper grasp of the social problem. As persons marked
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    • springs from the most individual source, from personal circumstances
    • for the reason that besides economic life we have a life of rights
    • Fundamentally, it is personal interest — an interest arising
    • person — quite understandably — to seek in spiritual life
    • up against personal claims, personal wishes. In the economic sphere,
    • derived from personal desires, comes to expression —
    • the cosmos, there are much deeper reasons for recognising that the
    • knowledge of the Christ. And the reason for this is that the true
    • well-known parsons, pastors, etc., who talk about the Christ. The
    • reason the whole book, The Nature of Christianity, is inwardly
    • so. My wish is simply to bring out the facts. For those persons who
    • For this reason, those
    • — must come from ourselves. Any person who is normally healthy
    • during his life here on earth. I am born a prejudiced person, and
    • person; only through being reborn into an all-embracing feeling of
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    • One glance at the war: can you imagine a human reason which could
    • of the present day to make this surprising comparison: he compares
    • man's personal life only; now He must be brought into social
    • atheist.” This type of self-contradicting person, even though
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    • parallelogram of movements by pure reasoning, the parallelogram of
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    • aperture has edges, and where the colours occur the reason is not
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    • must approach these things with the help of some comparison. Truly,
    • underlying reason why they do so; there must be some inner reason.
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    • resonance — sympathetic vibration. Leonardo da Vinci was
    • with another person and he says something you yourself have just
    • recognize the whole range of continuity from the simple resonance
    • word. The other person says, “he writes”, but this does
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    • our reason. We see with our eyes and hear with our ears. All that
    • phenomena but really thinks about them. If you arrange your lessons
    • Science lessons, whereby these lessons will be very fruitful for
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 1: The World Behind the Tapestry of Sense-perceptions. Ecstasy and Mystical Experience.
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    • matter what comparisons he makes. The essential point is that he
    • deserved. — Such persons, if they deepen their different
    • In what has been described a comparison has been made between the
    • nothing. Now for a certain reason of which we shall hear a great deal,
    • to see what is behind it and for that very reason enables us to see
    • this is interconnected. The joy in the outer world felt by one person
    • what is experienced by a person in ecstasy, when he is given over to a
    • should be able to say that the person in ecstasy may derive from his
    • illusions or realities is at the moment beside the point. The person
    • in the light of the experiences of the other. If a normal person were
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 2: Sleeping and Waking Life in Relation to the Planets
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    • a sleep-walker this third influence is so strong in comparison with
    • In the case of a normal person today the Jupiter influences penetrate
    • presently understand the reason for these designations.
    • different domain but which for certain reasons can be studied in
    • connection with what has been said. These reasons will be made clear
    • day this signifies — namely that at a certain season of the year,
    • reasons for the various relationships in which, for example, Venus
    • stands to Jupiter, and so on. There are actual reasons for saying that
    • there are reasons for saying that the cosmic timepiece is constructed
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 3: The Inner Path Followed by the Mystic. Experience of the Cycle of the Year.
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    • form an idea of this by ordinary reasoning. Anyone who with the help
    • It is the comparison of the soul with what it would perceive if it had
    • perfection, and these qualities prepare him to endure the comparison
    • to himself: “Yes, I feel utterly paltry in comparison with what I
    • to him that he has reason not only to look upwards but to look
    • work upon us, we shall induce a feeling consonant with the mood of
    • to convey, and the moods they generate must be consonant with the
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    • person who for ten years has devoted himself to acquiring deeper
    • reason Spiritual Science must come into existence in order to induce
    • fettering us, and there is still reason for cosmic evolution to pass
    • things through reason. Clairvoyance should not be induced in anyone
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    • returns again into the prison of his body. There may also be another
    • Again the reason for this is that on waking a feeling has remained
    • by starting from an individual we can see how the qualities of the son
    • are now at the point where you can see the reason for the statement
    • personal self-consciousness of this present incarnation, this present
    • different personality. He must be capable of regarding himself as some
    • personalities, as if he has brought an additional one with him from
    • the spiritual world into his present personality. This gives rise to
    • personality, he must take him back once again over the path already
    • third personality who is included in the two preceding personalities.
    • age of civilisation. Then he finds that as an earlier personality he
    • reason it was at all times said in spiritual science that in its
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 6: Experiences of Initiation in the Northern Mysteries
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    • this reason it was essential in the process of the ancient Initiation
    • reason for this will be evident when it is remembered that the main
    • seasons with equal intensity; the Ego-force of these helpers of the
    • remembrance of the personal faults inhering in the character during
    • life. What arises here as a painful remembrance of personal faults is
    • or less conscious at the moment of going to sleep. But a person who
    • And now we can realise that the comparison with a clock is by no means
    • Personality), then Archangels and Angels. The tenth category is Man
    • the Spirits of Personality (Archai) or with other Beings — and
    • deeper reasons for that chapter having been written in the way it has.
    • Spiritual science has not without reason figuratively expressed this
    • the World of Reason (Vernunftwelt). It is the world in which
    • “reason” for thinking; thinking would have been called
    • intellect, intelligence. “Reason” (Vernunft) would
    • there. In the German language “reason” is connected with
    • must be sought in the World of Reason.
    • world lying beyond even the World of Reason. As soon as we admit the
    • Elementary World, the World of Spirit, the World of Reason and the
    • World of Reason and the World of Archetypal Images and then describe
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    • Spirit, then into the World of Reason and finally into a
    • and the earlier German word Vernunft (reason) is now used in a
    • the senses only. Hence the old expression “Reason” used for
    • remain sane and reasonable beings in the physical world as long as we
    • trying to picture how our present personality has been produced, it
    • another person, then we are on the right path. Now what is it that
    • person, if he holds a contrary opinion, is wrong. This is what happens
    • train ourselves by saying: ‘I have this opinion, the other person
    • opinions and feelings connected with our personality and most people
    • has grasped through his reason, through his ordinary, healthy faculty
    • personally in the spiritual worlds without the vision of the seer, a
    • attention of a person who tells him of innumerable things that make
    • thrown into utter confusion; but if a person is helped to understand
    • can become and what we ought to be. For this reason consciousness is
    • strength, splendour and glory. At this moment we know that the reason
    • overstep. Whenever a person uses this little word “one” in
    • that “we” can know only as much as is consonant with our
    • limits of knowledge shows himself to be a person who is incapable of
    • person who now, as a melancholic type, represents the element of
    • Reason.
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    • of Reason, and also into the still higher world we are to consider
    • Reason, the World of Spirit and the Elementary World.
    • reason is that when the Ego is passing out of the Macrocosm into the
    • which there is a good reason, but we cannot go into it now.
    • Reason penetrates through. The forces of the Hierarchies work through
    • at this point and the World of Reason builds up for us the brain and
    • originating ultimately in the World of Reason. Anyone who is able to
    • spiritual life, his reason, is a weak reflection of the outer World of
    • Reason; what is usually called intellect, intelligence, is a faint,
    • shadowy reflection of the World of Reason.
    • we can only have a brain and reasoning faculty by admitting into
    • ourselves the World of Reason and then holding it back; thereby the
    • back the World of Reason. Thus man must do something if he wishes to
    • than the World of Reason to a halt within himself, and this he does by
    • comparison what is achieved in later life. There are good grounds for
    • out of the World of Reason, his nervous system out of the World of
    • World of Reason, go out of the World of Archetypal Images higher
    • Images, now we hold back the World of Reason too, but not in the same
    • shadow-pictures of the World of Reason in our own intellectual
    • activity; now we see the World of Reason from the other side; we see
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  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 9: Organs of Spiritual Perception. Contemplation of the Ego from Twelve Vantage-points. The Thinking of the Heart.
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    • personal opinions, wishes, desires and passions from his higher life,
    • worlds. If we begin to reason, to apply much logical criticism to
    • reasoned thinking before attempting to enter the higher worlds, it is
    • thinking, the thinking of the heart, is a reason for discarding
    • intellect and the reasoning mind against what has been accepted out of
    • it rightly. The very reason why a thorough training is necessary is
    • beautiful, the true, the good, even when we are not personally
    • contradicts the other. Yet we may find that two persons in exactly the
    • own standpoint. For example, one person may say: I have been in such
    • the two may be right. The first person was a robust, healthy
    • reaction in the world when anyone sets aside his personal point of
    • by anyone who sets aside his own opinion and personality and enters
    • inevitable in the higher worlds if we enter them with personal
    • consciousness a person stands at a certain place and knows that in
    • must be able to leave his ordinary personality behind, to go out of
    • person. This must become an actual experience; it is attainable in the
    • intelligible to reasoning people.
    • surrender of our own personality. We become more and more intensely
    • the fault of a person who clothes allegedly spiritual truths in
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 10: Transformation of Soul-forces and Stages in the Evolution of Physical Organs. Reading in the Akasha Chronicle.
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    • reasons connected with the evolution of humanity should now be
    • the heart, unillumined by intellectual reasoning or scientific
    • Reason; everything else was kept back. This was possible because
    • World of Reason. Just as we must now work with the brain as a
    • foundation, so had the work of the World of Reason formerly to be
    • Reason presupposes the work of the world immediately below it. We are
    • the World of Spirit, when as yet the World of Reason was not
    • Our brain is formed out of the World of Reason. We have found that an
    • heart, as intellect or reason has in the brain.
    • Our brain was formed out of the World of Reason and our spiritualised
    • level with the brain is like someone who puts a person of forty by the
    • boy of 15 is the son of the 40-year-old father. It is an absurdity not
    • then a state when the forces of the World of Reason also flow into
    • the World of Reason; in the Jupiter-state the forces of the World of
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    • submitted to the test of reason. He is therefore obliged to make a
    • Besides addressing himself to the reasoning mind, the spiritual
    • (1962-63 edition), pp. 115-28.] The Spirits of Personality and then
    • song the tone imparted by the spirit, the human soul could not express
    • itself through the medium of song. The larynx is an organ which brings
    • processes into song and speech produced by the larynx, he has in his
    • beginnings. He must work at the development of speech and song in
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    • also the reason why I have called today's lecture a study of
    • he cannot get very far. Another person discovers that a result
    • world. The one person does it by constructing all sorts of
    • illustration. Imagine a person living in a semi-sleeping state
    • if I may use the comparison
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    • nature. For this reason the existence of one border area at
    • The science of spirit has therefore every reason from its
    • reason why it is especially important for the science of spirit
    • who sought the reasons for all that the human being
    • personal remark — the way in
    • forward. And through being personally acquainted
    • personally and in correspondence. I tried to show the
    • a rather personal way in the February number of the second year
    • — by those who are reasonable about
    • a reason why so few people today attain spiritual experience.
    • person has been able to notice it. What is therefore necessary
    • easily. The kind of person who can tackle a situation, not by
    • example, that I describe how the sudden death of a person has
    • gives the investigator quite different problems from the person
    • world of our unconscious sleep. When a person is deep in
    • reason that there is nothing with which our normal
    • their nature, for the simple reason that by means of the
    • thought they were very much more clever. They said: This person
    • arrive at a reasonable and logical understanding of it, a human
    • Whereas the human being, when awake, can grasp with reason what
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    • person does today, whether in reading or whether
    • person cannot help seeing how dependent on this technology is
    • to make use of a comparison in order to illustrate and explain
    • comparison — there are always
    • comparison.
    • modesty to such a degree that the comparison which I am
    • other things without preparation. Today every educated person
    • speed,” this ordinary person
    • time; it simply depends on the inner destiny of the person, but
    • sleeping person would if he could —
    • following: A person who is sleeping has a desire which is both
    • perceiving how we become a new person each day. For each
    • day are we not fundamentally a different person? Life drives us
    • nice thoughts and ideas. But a person who has to leave the
    • modern person. Those who speak of the Science of the Spirit as
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    • in the normal language of human reason, they can be intelligible to
    • Ahriman had not gained power over the souls of men. The reason why a
    • carried out by a person with religious, reverential inclinations towards
    • this reason, even if we have not yet reached the crucial moment, we
    • stem from the personal opinions of individuals.
    • subjective development of the human soul, leading to personal vision
    • this reason sleep is necessary for us, in order that this process of
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    • always looks for a standard of comparison by means of which things
    • can be understood, but what is incomparable defies all comparison and
    • it is desired to make a comparison between Jehovah and Christ it is well
    • that is unavoidable. One person may say, ‘This will evoke the
    • man, just as a person's thoughts, his sorrows and cares, lie
    • the souls of men more and more as a direct personal experience from
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    • person. This feeling, Steiner says, will become the most important
    • was born in 1401, the son of a boatman and vinegrower in the Rhine
    • Cusanus was a person who is in some respects extremely difficult for
    • community of the Brethren of the Common Life, persons were gathered
    • the heart. Repeatedly he sent through this course of reasoning,
    • Thus Cusanus is the man who in his own personal development
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    • person. This feeling, Steiner says, will become the most important
    • subject that is within a person and the object without. Nature
    • into the inner essence. For this reason, Cusanus applied mathematics
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    • person. This feeling, Steiner says, will become the most important
    • side in space, although certain academic persons have accused
    • illusory of the thought scheme. This is the reason why it appears so
    • let thoughts shoot through my head. The whole person can take on a
    • is no great mystery here. It is only what a person would have
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    • person. This feeling, Steiner says, will become the most important
    • is that? The reason is that Giordano Bruno, though he was rooted with
    • life, it actually happens seldom that a person fully penetrates
    • The reasons is that in regard to place, time, motion, and space all
    • understood by the simplest person, because there they are always
    • that at the starting point of modern science the very person who was
    • For dogmatic reasons, but with a certain justification, Berkeley
    • it in a personal sphere. Newton at first proceeded from a purely
    • cannot be learned by a person who is unwilling to examine the corpse.
    • Let me close with a somewhat personal remark.
    • The scientific world view must be taken seriously, and for this reason I was
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    • person. This feeling, Steiner says, will become the most important
    • sufficient reason for assuming the objectivity of position, place,
    • reason is that the thought-forms of this older philosophy are totally
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    • person. This feeling, Steiner says, will become the most important
    • spirit, when it is awake in a person, must forget itself and devote
    • draft of air is not a normal person but a neurasthenic. But they
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    • person. This feeling, Steiner says, will become the most important
    • us focus first of all on the basic reason why science has developed
    • person who weighs as much as you do. Imagine that you carry this
    • person a certain distance. You will consciously experience his
    • The reason it is less obvious in other experiences of the physical
    • life of man. Man experienced them in unison with nature. But with the
    • person because you can feel what it is like to be in such a position,
    • another person moving over a given area, it makes no difference for
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    • person. This feeling, Steiner says, will become the most important
    • For this reason, in the beginning of my
    • person speaks about thinking, that he speaks as if this thinking were
    • mere point. For that reason it became easy to philosophers to dispute
    • down through the generations. What was the situation of a person like
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    • person. This feeling, Steiner says, will become the most important
    • person, you know nothing about him. But if you know that he has a
    • reason for moving slowly. We must be able to take hold of something
    • example, a twenty-five year old person need not only be observed in
    • muddled. The reason physiological concepts are so abstruse is that
    • A single person might accomplish this if a human life spanned six
    • feeling, almost akin to one of pain over the death of a person. If
    • a person is dying and one sees the living organism turn into a
    • a person who first lets all knowledge of the preset, as inaugurated
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    • view of heat. The reason is, that in so doing, one neglects the fact
    • whole thing is absurd. But if we reason that Achilles must cover the
    • furnishes the opposite of what you conclude from reasoning. The
    • the one of today are the same sort of thing. If a person came to such
    • reasoning about Achilles and the tortoise. It is simply not as it is
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    • follow by reason of the fact that it is colored. (The experiment was
    • reason for this. For we saw that when we attempt to calculate heat,
    • themselves able to study the subject, the idea that a person cannot
    • following the same course of reasoning as has given rise to the
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    • somewhat differently from the way I intended. The reason for this is
    • establish this relationship in the thinking of today. The reason is
    • the possibility imaginable, at least, that a person could mechanically
    • person would not speak at all but simply think about it and thus
    • the abstract form. The reason for this is that when we think
    • very definite reason. You must make the following clear to yourselves:
    • have no meaning for a person whether he were born in Moscow or Vienna.
    • terrestrial-empirical person, I am quite completely a product of space
    • persons if you had been born 20 years earlier. That is to say, your
    • it. Thus as experiencing persons, you stand within time and space. And
    • experiences in this region, since a person must so transform himself
    • reason is that for the theoretical materialist, quite naturally, there
    • The moment a person advances somewhat from imaginative to
    • seductive, the things a person can observe in his own activity appear
    • temperature comes to grow materialistic for the very reason that the
    • did this, not account of some superficial reason such as has been
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    • you will find there is no reason to fear that the two halves will
    • Now, you would naturally reason as follows: Since each of these metals
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    • For this reason we have to consider gravity as something quite
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    • the 19th century. The first person to call attention to
    • reasoned somewhat as follows: “In the world about us work is
    • reasons advanced by the physicists. It is impossible because the
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    • consider light merely as ether vibrations. A person thus passes from
    • person who likes clear concepts. For the explanation of the rainbow is
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    • the body building forces withdraw, conscious reasoning comes into
    • play. The more the formative forces withdraw the more reasoning
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    • itself. It is only necessary for a person to extend the thought
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    • leads us to the point when we have to say: There must be some reason
    • indeed necessary for this to happen. For this reason we must prosecute
    • For this reason it is so pathetic that people today who cling to the
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    • conducted by means of the senses, and what Reason thinks
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    • person success can be attained after a few weeks, with another only
    • and just for this reason it is necessary to carry out meditation in
    • organism itself attains to a personal experience of a relationship
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    • divine world. For this reason also no intellectualistic proof of God's
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    • flesh in the person of the man Jesus.
    • as a Being from outside the earth, assumed mortal shape in the person
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    • Bergson perceived this, and has expressed it in his idea of
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    • appreciate them. But just for this reason we also know how difficult
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    • the secrecy in which this knowledge was held. What was the reason for such
    • their buildings, satisfied their personal needs. Then think of our modern
    • were entirely misunderstood. For this reason one cannot be informed truly
    • further stages, so too does humanity as a whole. For this reason the
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    • evolved personality such, for example, as Schiller. The one has achieved
    • the astral body but also upon the etheric body. The reason why the effect
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture IV: Man Between Death and Rebirth
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    • for our own aims or embark for self-seeking reasons on a project that in
    • experiences everything that the other person experienced; he is literally
    • experiences exactly what the other person felt as the result of his
    • we bring into unison in yonder realm. The pleasures and sufferings in
    • us. What we feel personally in physical life is experienced in yonder
    • Thus, the importance of our personal joy and suffering for the totality
    • this by means of a comparison. What enables man to have sight in the
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture V: The Physical World as an Expression of Spiritual Forces and Beings
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    • earth, greater or less personal prosperity is possible at the cost of
    • tale of the stork, also songs such as, “Fly, beetle, fly,”
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    • man's being by reason of being more spiritual; the physical body, a
    • Beginnings, or Spirits of Personality. They passed through their
    • a footing in him; it was these Spirits of Personality who endowed the
    • Through the influence of the Spirits of Personality, man's body was
    • endowed with the germinal capacity to develop as a free personality
    • the Spirits of Personality who inhabit Saturn during their human epoch
    • were to be found on Old Sun? Certain Spirits of Personality had not
    • beings who had reached the stage of Spirits of Personality, (i.e., the
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    • created; the Greek personifies the epoch when we can marvel at the marriage
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture IX: Man's Experience after Death
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    • of the ego, the “I,” the feeling of his own personality
    • personality. Death was the great unknown and evoked fear. The utterance
    • body. Those who follow the course of Christianity know that the personality
    • personal identity. His higher self continued to exist in the ties of
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture X: On Karma, Reincarnation and Initiation
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    • opened between knowledge and faith. Between reason and its mental technique
    • deeds. A person who radiates much love in one life will, in another,
    • person who harbors many feelings of hatred in one life will age prematurely
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    • personality of modern times, how he tried to carry out the
    • the teaching and views of Theosophy. This personality is none other
    • lectures by the power of reason; these most intimate human psychic
    • call a psychic atmosphere. The language of reason seemed to them to
    • into the personality, so that the divine world lives anew within. The
    • by his “song of the Spirit.”
    • things of sense, as the forces of knowledge and reason. But this
    • egotistical. If this force of reason and this knowledge were to join
    • light from above, and the light that comes from the personal, shine
    • man is the force of reason, which brings forth that which is useful.
    • It is a personal note of Goethe's when he causes the silver
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    • words; “Wär nicht das Auge sonnenhaft, Die Sonne könnt
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    • would you have been able to find in the poetry and songs of that time
    • speak of a trinity, of a threefold Divine Person, but solely of a
    • in history is indicated by the story of the Greek hero, Jason, who
    • development even now. As the Messiah, the Redeemer, created a unison
    • descend into a personality, the festival celebrating the birth of the
    • own heart. Christ Himself must be born in man. It was for that reason
    • personality, and the Trinity, which previously was thought of
    • Persons. Christ had now become a Person, thus proving that the Divine
    • present in all other religions — but with a human personality who at
    • the same time must be revered as a Divine Personality. Herein is to be
    • the word but considers the personality. The conviction prevailed that
    • descended right down into the personality. Previously, Holiness was
    • has dwelled among men, that it has become Personality, however, was
    • comprehension of the real personality of Christ by those who knew this
    • mystery. The personality of Christ is comprehensively described, for
    • setting. The Christ as personality is firmly implanted within mankind
    • thinking, feeling and willing lies in the individual personality of
    • question of doctrine, but rather of the Personality of Christ. This
    • person on earth, and now this Personality has descended even further
    • Heroship of the fifth post-Atlantean period. For this reason do we
  • Title: Signs and Symbols: Lecture 2: The Christmas Festival as a Symbol of the Sun Victory
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    • the winter season and the approach of spring. Though, to be sure,
    • the individual personal life of a man, so the winter solstice was
    • descent of the Divine Sons of the Spirit.” Ever since Lemurian times
    • will-o'-the-wisps in comparison. Imagine the wisdom with which the
    • often mentioned how marvelous it is for the person who, through an
    • construction of this organ. Such a person must then come to realize
    • have been searched out and found. Here you have the reason why they
    • From Goethe's Faust, translated and edited by George Madison
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    • erschaffe eine Sonne.
    • which, in the great Mysteries, was celebrated by those personalities
    • throughout the course of the seasons in the forces of growth,
    • the Sun Hero has been celebrated. This is also the reason for all that
    • From Goethe's Faust, translated by George Madison Priest;
  • Title: Lecture 1: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • individual plants, animals, minerals, peoples, persons — so can
    • degree. One ought not simply to say that only a person who has gone
    • reason influences our wish. The concord of wish and reason, of thought
    • comparison, we make a connecting link with what is known. In the whole
  • Title: Lecture 2: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • seasons of the year, and thus bring about the alternations of the
    • seasons for the different regions of the earth, by distributing the
    • the seasons of the year, and the growing and the fading of the plants,
    • alternations between day and night, — between the various seasons
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    • this is only a comparison) rather as man perceives when, for instance,
    • We might, by means of a crude comparison from life, define the
    • something to that other person; but he does not on that account become
    • something into the other person, something which makes one fuller
    • spiritually and rules invisibly, instigating us to impersonal actions
    • and impersonal thinking and feeling, when we see this, we have there
    • forth as seed — if we may use this comparison — and the
  • Title: Lecture 4: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • chosen by way of comparison, because when we consider man in his
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    • comparison within the world, as we know it.
    • At the most, we can attempt to find a comparison for the qualities of
    • “When they express an opinion, it is not their personal will
    • impersonal.” They make upon us the impression that their wisdom
    • is impersonal, and is the blossom and fruit of a mature life. Such
    • persons call forth in us a feeling, though but a faint one, of what
    • Hierarchy. For this we must turn to the life of special persons who,
    • Seraphim make upon occult vision, if we take the following comparison
    • from life. We will pursue the comparison just made. We will consider a
    • from his most impersonal life wisdom, that out of this most impersonal
    • with resonance, has been acquired in pain and by the experience of
    • four seasons of the year, everything which thus depends upon repeated
    • experience of life; we find that even in such persons nothing in
    • analogies and comparisons; it would be more seemly for man to desire
    • concept of Child or Son — Father and Mother, as that which towers
    • Father, Son and Holy Spirit, to find a name for this Trinity. We may
    • Holy Spirit, in the eighth place the Son and in the ninth the
    • Spirit, Son, and Father. When we look up to such a being with occult
    • systems, just as individual persons agree together, deliberate with
  • Title: Lecture 6: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • externally. Now let us ask: — What then were the reasons which
    • is accepted as darkness. (That is, an individual light imprisoned
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    • comparison, it is necessary, in the first place, to acquire the right
    • body we can also draw this comparison with the living human body) and
    • say that now by way of comparison — centered in the fixed star
  • Title: Lecture 8: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • does not tell us much. Rather for the sake of comparison we must make
    • a comparison which will make clear what I actually mean. Suppose you
    • such a comparison you will actually call up and create a sort of
    • the feeling that through the comparison of these impressions he again
    • impression, we can only do so by means of a comparison. I must admit
    • described through a comparison of the impressions made by the
    • before the sun is no reason for the occult vision to have no
    • the Sun-condition, which for certain reasons is called the Saturn
  • Title: Lecture 9: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • unprejudiced study would deny intelligence, even reason, to the animal
    • Men did not then speak without reason of the Zodiac or Animal Circle;
    • We have seen that in such a personality as the Buddha, there is a
    • Spirit of Motion on Mercury) is insignificant in comparison with the
    • Then came the Egyptian civilisation; and for certain reasons it became
    • that to which every epoch of civilisation had alluded, was, by reason
    • it had a comprehension of the necessary renunciation of personal
    • the East or from the West, whether borne by this or that personal
  • Title: Lecture 10: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • chosen for the reason that in the kingdom which we on earth describe
    • together astrally from outside, and indeed for the reason that it is
    • such an etheric stream does come down. What is the reason of this? Why
  • Title: Lecture: The Ten Commandments
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    • from the German by Frieda Solomon and Mel Belenson.
    • Translated by Frieda Solomon and Mel Belenson
    • by Frieda Solomon and Mel Belenson.
    • son's doing and your daughter's doing and your servants' doing and
    • the whole person. There it says, “I remove every sickness from out
    • becomes weak and sickly, the ego slowly withdraws itself, the son
    • becomes sicklier, the grandson more sickly and finally there is
    • seventh day. Thus shall your doing and your son's doing and your
    • personal property and possessions. If we were to go back to ancient
    • him, and provide a proper setting for himself. For that reason it is
    • father to son to grandson, and that the father's property would not
    • have the security of the strong ego power if the son did not continue
    • on, and that the son can inherit, along with his father's property,
    • be passed on to your son so that what will live on in him through the
  • Title: Lecture: The Sermon on the Mount
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    • them in water. When a person is about to drown, the connection of the
    • was a rare personality. The majority of the people had become beggars
    • developed himself in his rational soul, he can perceive the person
    • same whether a person lives in the physical world here on earth or has
    • this, our earth, without reason. If, however, a person fails to
  • Title: Three Paths: Lecture I: The Path through the Gospels and The Path of Inner Experience
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    • personal connections with what is recounted in the Gospels, and the
    • point of view? If I may use a simple comparison, let us assume that a
    • the other knows it quite as well as he. What must reasonably be
    • assumed? The reasonable thing to assume is that the other has
    • and pain in life because (by reason of his organization) certain
    • land, a curse of the world, that persons between seven and fourteen
    • opinions. The grown persons would have been the natural authorities
    • out of a dim feeling — he would feel that in the personality, in
    • emancipated itself.” If such a person can only feel strongly that
  • Title: Three Paths: Lecture II: The Path of Initiation
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    • inner experience, has lived through the personal Christ-experience
    • systems. We do justice to all the religious systems in comparison with
    • as a Bodhisatva, was reborn as the son of King Sudhodana; he learns to
    • lived a personality who really belonged to no nation, least of all to
    • there lived in this personality that impulse, that force of the
    • the personality of Jesus of Nazareth, that which was not previously
    • personality of Jesus of Nazareth, that which in this personality went
    • from a fact, from an event, not from a personality. This will be
    • earth, no ordinary human or other death. Persons who do not yet
    • not allotted to me through an impersonal power, this destiny is
    • But Christianity does not look upon the Christ as a personality, as
    • only brings about discords. Not from a personality does the Christian
    • initiation proceed, but from a fact, from an impersonal act of the
    • initiation should, according to its whole nature, work impersonally.
    • Everything personal should be excluded therefrom; for the personal has
    • personality of the first order until one hundred years have passed
    • has become the objective property of mankind. Thus everything personal
    • is excluded. Never will it be possible to point to a personality in an
    • years after the death of such a personality would this be possible.
    • Never will a Rosicrucian brother point to a living personality as a
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    • to Savonarola's personality could urge us to say these links
    • through during this time. One could, if one was such a person
    • spiritual-scientifically striving person should learn from this
  • Title: Lecture: Waking of the Human Soul and the Forming of Destiny: Lecture I
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    • very reason that they have the relation with human beings which we
    • In the same sense it is to be observed that those persons fall victims
    • idealism in thinking has for association with the Angels. The person
    • who is able, when addressing his words to another person, to stream
    • of the other person, which does not pass by the other person but
    • other person likewise as a spiritual being. It is out of action based
    • souls of the present time — at least as to most persons —
    • everything. Very materialistic persons do not possess out of the
    • crippled person if you do not possess the right relation with the
    • he has then woven he himself begins to see. What a person is, comes to
    • which the person receives from the second group of the hierarchies.
    • These stream into this person, as an additional, more impersonal
    • destiny is connected with what the person is in relation with the
    • reason is logic identical over the whole earth. Walking, in which
    • personal destiny is expressed, we receive from the Archai, out of
    • cosmic order. In this way one understands, not only the single person,
  • Title: Lecture: Waking of the Human Soul and the Forming of Destiny: Lecture II
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    • this reason the capacities of feeling and volition have not been
    • reason for asking the question what significance an intellectual
    • he creates with his brain. This is just as clever as if a person
    • person he can say also that abstract thinking such as we have at the
    • person. This awareness of human thinking, which is the residue of a
    • pre-earthly existence. And these persons related themselves to the
    • mention was made to these persons by initiates — who were at that
    • although only by means of spiritual research — with persons even
    • the present time in a physical relation. For this reason it was felt
    • the other spiritual-divine beings had not done for the reason that
    • of pre-earthly existence, cannot really die. For this reason has come
    • can be accomplished. What had been thought by those persons in the
    • especially for the reason that thinking became ever more abstract. In
    • in that living form as it was conceived by many persons during the
    • “This cannot be a picture of the same person” — thus
    • would it have appeared to persons of the first Christian centuries if
    • thing of all, no history can come into existence. Even if a person has
    • by reason of the purely external traditions that which could no longer
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    • intellectualism, impersonal social routine, and rampant egotism. While
    • this gulf, this abyss, is pale in comparison with what has to be
    • thoughts, and to beauty as well. In comparison with the style current
    • his fellow-men. If somebody says something, the other person does not
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    • intellectualism, impersonal social routine, and rampant egotism. While
    • they really do not want to be there at all in person — only
    • fifteenth century? Since then, the son has inherited from the father
    • father could at least speak to the son. But at the end of the
    • nothing to say to his son any more. Then people began to seek,
    • Reason.” Ideas and feelings on the subject of Rights were
    • supposed to be pressed out of reason. Then Savigny and others
    • discovered that nothing more could be pressed out of reason. People
    • in themselves. Rights of reason were a convulsive clinging to what
    • of Peleus' son, Achilles” were not the mere phraseology
    • them any longer. But even so they are buxom figures in comparison
    • nothing to tell their sons. And now the feeling was: We are facing a
    • be got from the world without personal activity. But then a strange
    • there, although it was still possible for father to pass on to son
    • was still able to hand on, saying: “The other person over there
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    • intellectualism, impersonal social routine, and rampant egotism. While
    • will not argue about the reason why this is so anxiously excluded
    • come of it. For, the reasons we bring in order to refute it are just
    • these lectures. This personality who was a good disciple of
    • himself believe if he wants to give his faith a reasonable content.
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    • intellectualism, impersonal social routine, and rampant egotism. While
    • represents an experience of real tragedy. Nietzsche was a personality
    • was not a personality to shut himself off from the general culture.
    • personality. For this reason every individual has the right to ask of
    • of you personally, but if it does hurt — well, I cannot help
    • person today acknowledges the condition of his own soul, he can only
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    • intellectualism, impersonal social routine, and rampant egotism. While
    • not arise as a result of inner effort. For this reason the Old
    • are not alive. And if like Bergson one seeks in philosophy for
    • be permeated with forces of growth and with reality. For this reason
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    • intellectualism, impersonal social routine, and rampant egotism. While
    • seen dimly, confusedly in the personality of Paracelsus who has been,
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    • intellectualism, impersonal social routine, and rampant egotism. While
    • strive for a personal ideal.
    • kinds of learned circles, and there I had much reason to rejoice, and
    • platform and when he left it he was no longer the same person. He
    • that — and boldly setting to work to give his lesson out of
    • super-sensible world at all. How is it that people give their lessons
    • no reason for me to know what he is only now reading for himself. He
    • reasonable.
    • it can be described. Everyone knows what remembrance, personal
    • personal remembrance in the rigid way we do, where the idea I have
    • personal remembrance flowed into each other indistinguishably. That
    • many of those who are true sons of the nineteenth century are shaking
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    • intellectualism, impersonal social routine, and rampant egotism. While
    • the Middle East outstanding spiritual personalities were concerned
    • thoughts we find personalities in whom were reincarnated souls whose
    • this connection it is significant to bring to mind a personality
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    • intellectualism, impersonal social routine, and rampant egotism. While
    • at once. (I could use other comparisons which would appear still more
    • and for this reason the substance of the teaching was the trinity of
    • teaching quite apart from the personality of the teacher. We drag in
    • machines, in order that the teaching may be as impersonal as
    • possible. We try to separate it entirely from the personal. Such a
    • entirely apart from the personal only leads to the worst sides of the
    • was an extraordinary personality who held a quite irregular diploma.
    • know this out of their own feeling, it is a good reason for looking
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    • intellectualism, impersonal social routine, and rampant egotism. While
    • modern object lesson is said to be behind the times. But one has to
    • to strengthen his ego, begins to be dependent on an older person in
    • young person said to himself: The old man with his snow-white hair
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    • intellectualism, impersonal social routine, and rampant egotism. While
    • father or the mother in the son or daughter decades later. So exactly
    • different person. It is the ideal of science that everyone should be
    • personal relation of the child to the man who is alive and active
    • we were to look for the reason why such people, not through their
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    • intellectualism, impersonal social routine, and rampant egotism. While
    • have felt they were imprisoning the human spirit, no distinction
    • very reason that for the orthodox professor nothing in it is right.
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    • Anthroposophic Press, New York.} It is impossible to link personal
    • ourselves from merely personal interests. Moreover, we will gain an
    • understanding for the purpose and value of personality in the world if
    • we have freed ourselves from the personal element in its narrower
    • Thus we must emphasize the fact that if a person wishes to conceive of
    • anthroposophical literature. He quotes one of the main reasons for
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    • comparison.
    • been added at a certain point of time. The reason for our being
    • person supposes such processes to take place in the human head which
    • permeated by this reason, by that which springs from his head.
    • reason. Then the Mystery of Golgotha entered human evolution. The
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture III. Michaelic Thinking.
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    • you direct your attention to the impersonal element of present-day
    • human intelligence. You know that we human beings have many personal
    • personal affair. You cannot suddenly resolve to decide in a personal
    • gain any relation to the Christ impulse other than a personal one.
    • Nobody can interfere with another person's way of relating himself to
    • the Christ. This is an entirely personal matter. But through the fact
    • from one another, make the Christ impulse their personal affair: the
    • yet is a personal matter for every individual human being.
    • Intelligence is not a personal affair.
    • Ahriman's constant endeavor to insert the personal element into the
    • the personal element is concealed in our desire-nature, our human
    • the personal element is introduced into our wishing, into our willing.
    • reasons which we need not discuss today there was a state of balance
    • reason in our thinking about the being of man.
    • and experience the dissonances in their battle with the consonances of
    • You know from your lessons in physics that Archimedes, sitting in his
    • way that a person who met you could not see you but only the scraps of
  • Title: Lecture: Mission of Michael: Lecture IV: The Culture of the Mysteries and the Michael Impulse.
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    • personality of Plato and receives a more scholarly character, as it
    • initiation were admitted by great leading personalities. The knowledge
    • I have repeatedly stated that it is not without reason that in the
    • My dear friends, the person who earnestly applies to his own soul the
    • appear illogical to him for the simple reason that he himself calls it
    • inner reasons, that the square above the hypotenuse equals the sum of
    • of present-day research we are unable to grasp the underlying reason.
    • The reason is to be found in the fact that mathematical truths
    • complete denial of the Divine, we shall find the reason for this
    • elaborates these communications there can be seen no reason whatsoever
    • illness. Not to find the Son God, the Christ, is a misfortune.
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    • really a fable convenue, a fable agreed upon, for the reason
    • reason that mankind, right up to our time, or at least up to the end
    • Wisdom was considered the fundamental attribute of the Divine Being. The concept of Omnipotence only gradually penetrated the idea of the Divine Being, from the fourth century onward. It continued to develop. The concept of personality was abandoned and the predicate was transmitted to the mere order of nature, which is conceived of more and more mechanically. And the modern concept of the necessity of nature, the omnipotence of nature, is nothing but the result of the evolution of the concept of God from the fourth to the sixteenth century. Only, the qualities of personality were abandoned and that which constituted the concept of God was taken over into the structure of thinking about nature.
    • Personality or Time Spirits, were in the Saturn state at the stage of
    • Archai, as Spirits of Personality, was man during the Saturn
    • For the person who takes spiritual research truly seriously this is a
    • so-called reason, into our intelligence. Not into a hell does Michael
    • illumination of man by his reason.
    • human permeation with reason, so these hosts aim at a certain
    • They interpret it wrongly for the reason that they know nothing of the
  • Title: Lecture: Signs of the Times: Michaels Battle and Its Reflection On Earth -- I
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    • the personal in man, which, from a certain point of view, will furnish
    • is this history? Any well-informed person who is acquainted with the
    • were imported into Europe from America. For certain reasons connected
    • certainly was not an insignificant personality, propounded as his
    • individual dead person. The human being must, however, acquire a
    • actual and secure relation with the dead person. He must acquire a
    • different from what we expect. When I confront the dead person, he
    • to hearing what the other person says as sounding out of the spiritual
    • ordinary life. We fail to pay attention to them for a certain reason
    • influence over others by means of personal magnetism or by
    • able to say that he succeeded through his personal influence in making
    • lead us to a relation with a dead person at the moment of falling
    • him with certain personalities who have now passed through the portal
    • personalities. And the thoughts which we connect with our conception
    • of the departed personalities may produce an actual intercourse with
    • suited to pass over to the dead. If we remember the dead person in
    • will remain and stream over to the dead person at the moment of our
    • reason we do not know it is that we are unable to observe sufficiently
    • person over a deceased child, one will find it something quite
    • person has died. Although human beings do not know it, these inner
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    • this existence. If the dead person is present in a materialistically
    • And again, I told you: If an older person is torn from his family, he
    • sentient thought which arises in a person when he enjoys or creates an
    • is to the sensation a person has (who is of course unconscious of
    • In contrast to this, we can do something else, and many a person does
    • that lies in the foreground; but you will appreciate the reasons why
    • pathological one. We can only conceive of the Christ Jesus as a person
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    • intrude themselves for various reasons upon the attention of
    • person runs along the middle of the street in front of horses,
    • tyrannical power over her environment. A reasonable person
    • That is quite reasonable; it is sometimes one way and
    • great scholar. It was something that any reasonable man could
    • men of reason, the feelings remain down below, swarm in the
    • trivial idea of the feeling and the reasoning man, and adds
    • the personal or individual subconsciousness. This is the first
    • the second is the superpersonal subconsciousness. He
    • neither in the personality nor in the matter of the outside
    • super-personal subconscious. The doctors try to divert this
    • people, all but their heads! Such a half-cured person goes
    • connected with the superpersonal unconscious; but for God's
    • present personal life, but far-back connections with all sorts
    • superpersonal unconscious, not the personal.) “As I
    • personality of the physician from these projections, then every
    • lies the psychological reason why men have always needed
    • reason, because these psychoanalysts see how much there is in
    • It would be equally reasonable to ask: Could an individual do
    • Here begin the super-personal but definite influences, not
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    • reasoning activity. How often I have dealt with these matters
    • science. How often I have reminded you that reasoning,
    • reason in contrast with the small reason, the
    • all-inclusive reason that does not come into consciousness,
    • as much reason as the love-urge, introduced by Freud. Then it
    • see with what a grand superficiality such a person works. Here
    • lecturers, and speaking in the first person. It would be
    • These are the reasons why official learning, and official
    • Anthroposophy has therefore no reasonable argument
    • some reason unable to exert its normal power.
    • sphere of reason. In the sphere of feeling man cannot
    • the physical plane in his personal relations with Richard
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    • processes. The comparison suffices to show the relation of our
    • sphere of our personality. Therefore when the clairvoyant
    • It pleases the person in question. In the subconsciousness,
    • something outside the personality. The vision pretends to say:
    • life of another person. How shall we learn to distinguish the
    • things cannot really succeed for a careless, lazy person to the
    • ourselves are stupid, then we conceive a person who is
    • reason, but we conceive someone who brought it about by running
    • If you do only what generally seems reasonable you get no
    • person acquires in this way a feeling of his connection with
    • one — our own personal part — and have the other
    • imprisonment within himself (which is what it may be called,)
    • the life in Kamaloca is our imprisonment within ourselves, and
    • this prison is the more securely fastened by the fact that we
    • desires and so forth, only then is our Kamaloca prison
    • then gradually with the wish everything that imprisons us in
    • unjust? Whoever commits a crime may be put in prison, but the
    • the case in the devachanic world. To the person who has
    • further development of this personality is brought about in
    • certain spiritual beings avoid a personality who gives out the
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    • will be a number of persons who experience this working of
    • kind of bond establishes itself between this person and the one
    • still living in this world. It may be that the person in this
    • that the living person who experiences it knows certain things,
    • described above. (See diagram b–c). Whether the person in
    • happen, for example, that such a person sees nothing beyond
    • personality only that which he has developed into vision and
    • forces that may issue from a dead person follow the same
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    • external comparison of their cellular configuration, as they
    • You can find all sorts of reasons why the woman went from one
    • of good reasons for existence, but everything working in
    • are very uncertain in comparison with what they would be were
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    • it were, divide human beings into categories. Each person can still
    • single person come to the foreground more and more.
    • individualities — or we could also say personalities — in
    • exists, why does a person not remember the former incarnations? That
    • character of complete impersonality. Whoever will experience the true
    • personal, i.e., anything of his own peculiar sympathies and
    • the Christ related to the Orient?” when from a personal
    • lets the facts alone speak, when one heeds no reasons derived from
    • personal opinion, but lets facts alone speak in this sphere.
    • That person in whom anthroposophical wisdom appears must be
    • etheric or life-body. Whereas a person should exert himself to come to
    • take up anthroposophy, appear in comparison with others who remain far
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    • said about the Gospels, with various applications to the personal life
    • form a perception of what the individual person can have from the four
    • as a gift. Abraham had a son — Isaac — whom he had to
    • this son was given anew to him by Jahve. What is thus given him? From
    • as it were, compared with Jacob. As the sons are presented to Isaac,
    • the younger son with Esau. We should thereby be shown that the old
    • inherited, but leap over one generation and it is the grandson who
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    • We have already pointed out how the reason why we have four gospels is
    • round the personality of Jesus of Nazareth, of the Solomon and Nathan
    • consonants were written, the vowels were then added — then there
    • being just through his way of vocalising, whereas in the consonants,
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    • revelation of certain historical personalities, we shall
    • — “Unless a person knows how to value aright those
    • Now, I should like to-day, to take a personality out of the
    • personalities more characteristic of the World-Conceptions of
    • characteristic personality in the Western life of thought, St.
    • reasons which made him break with Manichaeism.
    • a person can gain from this Sense-world and his experiences
    • way in which persons think of the external perceptible world,
    • the person who has to utter them at a certain period of time in
    • person boldly admits, as did St. Augustine, that you can only
    • time a person to-day passes into the unconsciousness of sleep,
    • all; for the simple reason that the reality of his experiences
    • were those persons throughout the whole 4th Post-Atlantean ago
    • who, from their personal experiences knew that there existed a
    • die. And, however highly for other reasons the Sun-life was
    • thing for this evolution: — the Son of the Sun, the
    • of freedom; we should not even be personalities, we should
    • personalities and especially free personalities, because from
    • so we will take certain personalities characteristic of our 5th
    • of those persons in whom a certain tendency was developed which
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    • nature wean feel ourselves to be free persons.
    • cannot say that we behold ourselves as personalities; that we
    • individuals. We feel ourselves as personalities because
    • would at once cease to feel yourselves as personal beings if
    • personalities. his feeling of inner freedom is what comes
    • Personality into the whole human stream of evolution, (and
    • Personality, in the 20th Century.” The fact does not
    • personality can only be real as Personality,
    • if the physical body brought about our personality. Anyone who
    • thinks that his physical body brings about his personality is
    • subject to the same deception us a person would be, who
    • individual persons
    • reference to this Fundamental Truth, modern humanity, by reason
    • with his body. The reason he cannot see the Beings of the
    • that there are reasons why men should experience this Duality
    • the ordering of natural phenomena. For that reason the Ordering
    • that he could feel: “I am an individual person, am not
    • himself but realise himself as a free personality not bound up
    • comes. The great Being, the last person in his trinity, is
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    • Epimetheus are the sons of a Titan, Japetus. The Titans are themselves
    • sons of the ancient Greek god Uranus and his wife Gaia. Uranus means
    • Prometheus is a Titan and one of the sons of Uranus, as is also his
    • turn dethroned by his own sons and, with all the other Titans, cast
    • we call ‘the sons of the fire mist’. To-day the fifth root-race is
    • human egotism, of men's personal interests. Starting from the earliest
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    • on an oak in front of a cavern. Later, the Greek hero Jason, together
    • into the sea. While the lamenting father was collecting his son's
    • limbs she was able to continue her flight with Jason into Greece.
    • influence of the sirens, who lead men astray by their magic songs. We
    • initiation which had been founded by Jason together with Orpheus,
    • worldly culture. These are the siren songs of the young fifth
    • root-race. It was of these siren songs of the young fifth root-race
    • into destruction through following the siren-song of external culture.
    • it. Men say that occult wisdom contradicts reason. Nothing contradicts
    • reason! When something new dawns on their horizon men have always said
    • that it is contrary to reason. But the intellect is only there for
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    • Siegfried is acknowledged to be a personality out of the ordinary.
    • get ‘the sons of the sun’, such as Hercules and Achilles, Only when
  • Title: Lecture: Greek and Germanic Mythology: Lecture IV - The Trojan War
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    • and Rome, the sub-race of Personality. The fifth sub-race is
    • root-race will become the true sons of the Kundalini fire. They will
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    • only within, because when a person moves, for instance, the currents
    • has an ego. The more highly educated person can be distinguished from
    • always present. This is the way all those persons have proceeded who
    • image, but this is again no poetic comparison, rather it is a
    • may be said that the person is in devachan. These tones are of a
    • thus more than an ingenious comparison. It is a reality.
    • evolution, seeing was quite different. When one person approached
    • explain the reasons therefore, we shall be able to look more deeply
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    • soul, and when a person moved among such things, soul forces streamed
    • leads the person in a certain direction. The spiritual scientist
    • had a faithful audience at that time. The name parson (Pfaff —
    • a derogatory expression for “parson”), in the thirteenth
    • great parson”. Because there emanated such a deepening from
    • Great Parson Street”. Do you know where these soul forces were
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    • however, a deep reason for the great Pythagoras to tell his pupils
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    • beautiful comparison to demonstrate this connection of the human
    • The first seal presents a person clad in white, his feet of
  • Title: Spiritual Hierarchies: Lecture 1
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    • however beautiful the songs of Zarathustra sound, and however
    • reasons which will be made clear in this course of lectures, our time
    • wisdom. It is an example out of the Song Celestial, the Bhagavad
    • world. This sentence out of the divine song of the East presents the
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    • lesson of primeval human wisdom.
    • those which live in the fire: they imprison them in air, in water and
    • spiritual life, we can, without changing them, either imprison within
    • imprisoned in night. That man is able to enjoy daylight, he has to
    • personal importance for this man, but also that he works either at
    • the liberation or the imprisonment of spiritual beings; either
    • and more religious mood appropriate to the season as Christmas comes
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    • development, are called the Spirits of Personality, Archai, or
    • the Sun, and the Archai, or spirits of personality did the same on
    • or Spirits of Personality. Whilst these beings in accordance with
    • Saturn on which the Archai or Spirits of Personality passed through
    • Spirits of Personality, passed through their human stage in quite
    • Personality, had to build his body out of warmth. I told you
    • many different experiences so did the Spirits of Personality grow up
    • Personality to incarnate. Whilst they are incarnating that which we
    • bodies of the Spirits of Personality, and it was precisely through
    • their inner warmth that the Spirits of Personality built the external
    • hatched. The Spirits of Personality, or Archai (they are also called
    • Personality to transmute external warmth into inner warmth. The
    • fact, the Spirits of Personality were continually producing these
    • Personality. Therefore, they compared the life of this planet to an
    • Now let us suppose that all those Spirits of Personality on ancient
    • Spirits of Personality better to draw in again only a part of that
    • Spirits of Personality left some of that out-breathed warmth to take
    • from the objects around me. The Spirits of Personality would have
    • Spirit of Personality, became Egos, attained consciousness of self,
    • course, the Spirits of Personality were not in a position to allow
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    • liberation or imprisonment of certain beings can be brought about —
    • Gita. Remember it has been said that if the Spirits of Personality in
    • of Personality impressed their mark on the whole of Saturn in a much
    • What is the power that rules in the Spirits of Personality on ancient
    • power of thought. For in reality, the Spirits of Personality did
    • conception in the Spirits of Personality which has, however, a much
    • world. On ancient Saturn the Spirits of Personality were powerful
    • Personality which caused the residue of ancient Saturn to be left
    • of Personality built those egg forms through their thought power.
    • those eggs can be taken. The Spirits of Personality, those primeval
    • undifferentiated warmth, the fire itself. The spirits of Personality
    • and whence, before all others do the Spirits of Personality, get that
    • must by way of a comparison, recall to our minds the development of
    • will be able to give just that which the Spirits of Personality had
    • We have to regard the life of the Spirits of Personality on Saturn in
    • such a way, that these Spirits of Personality or Archai actually
    • imparted personality, Ego-consciousness to the warmth. The substance
    • Personality had the power to give form to the substance of warmth,
    • than the Archai or Spirits of Personality. To their share fell the
    • task of helping the Spirits of Personality. We can form an idea of
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    • itself. But the comparison is not quite accurate, for the majority
    • have spoken of them before) the Spirits of Personality, the
    • complains that his son in college lags behind whilst others are
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    • Fire, and the primeval Beginnings, spirits of Personality.
    • Each man is a personality in each incarnation, and over each man a
    • Personality, primeval beginnings, primeval forces, or Archai. These
    • Primeval Beginnings or Spirits of Personality. It is to these Spirits
    • of Personality that one has to ascribe the fact that within certain
    • epochs, certain definite personalities appear on our earth. You
    • earthly personalities; in a definite epoch, some epoch-making
    • personality has had to appear. A strange muddle would come into the
    • development. This is regulated by the Spirits of Personality, the
    • masses of humanity, and by the Spirits of Personality for the whole
    • sign of Venus. The realm of the Spirits of Personality or Archai
    • Personality, and lastly up to the Sun is the realm of the Exusiai or
    • Spirits of Personality, up to the Sun the Powers, as far as to Mars
    • special and perfect globe for this reason, that up to it extends that
    • the grown-up person. The latter teaches the small child. It is the
    • who belonged to higher Hierarchies, to Mercury and Venus. The sons of
    • different: he was a son of Mercury, or of Venus.
    • In the early dawn of humanity there were such apparitions. The sons
    • Personality. Such Beings walked the earth as men, being outwardly
    • limited to narrow human personalities, but who with their mighty
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    • Primeval Beginnings or Spirits of Personality. Here below, we can
    • It is specially in the Archai or Spirits or Personality that the
    • These Spirits of Personality have a realm which reaches up to the
    • Personality. When he directs his clairvoyant vision to Venus so as
    • there to observe the assembly of the spirits of Personality, and then
    • lightning the reflection of the Spirits of Personality, for in it
    • transformation. On the earth man was for the first time imprisoned,
    • Personality. Because that man of ancient Lemuria moved about with a
    • their companions externally; but because a Spirit of Personality was
    • Personality had descended. No speech was needed — for there was
    • such a Spirit of Personality was there, sufficed. And when it was
    • Thus the Spirits of Personality came down to earth, as Spirits of
    • the figure of the inspiring Archangel. Such a personality was of a
    • Personality ensouled the physical. body; in the Atlantean times the
    • to be. They were personalities in whom an Angel dwelt and gave what
    • Spirits of Personality did speak through human entities in the
    • Atlantean times, who were penetrated by a Spirit of Personality down
    • through whom in Lemuria the Spirits of Personality spoke. Thus it was
    • Spirit of Personality — and who were the external incarnation
    • the spirit of the Eastern Teaching such personalities received
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    • one side or from another. To use a comparison — a tree you are
    • for certain reasons things always shift a little, but the process of
    • of the ancient Sun. It has shrunk in comparison to the former larger
    • reason for this being, that man, during the time these names were
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    • Spirits of Personality were passing through their human stage of
    • reason for his being symmetrically built on two sides, arose while
    • they have a certain merit, but they are childish in comparison with
    • higher than their highest point, leading personalities have to give
    • definite point of time the guiding personalities have themselves to
    • reason that such individualities as Hermes, for instance, had to take
    • personalities who have to perform certain tasks in the world. Thus
    • personalities of later days have woven into them, organised into
    • yore. You see that when this happens the personality of olden times
    • do now, as a person in the outer world, but, I will penetrate the
    • civilisation has its beginning.’ Such a personality has a body,
    • Spirits of Personality were men on Saturn; that even the Thrones must
    • of Personality on ancient Saturn, the Angels on the ancient Moon, we
    • which was experienced on Saturn by the Spirits of Personality, the
    • be in Venus? Can it really be said with reason that, in reaching to
    • the Spirits of Personality were on the Saturn, the Fire Spirits or
    • Personality are incapable? Has the whole of Creation learnt something
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    • could the Spirits of Personality, nor could the Spirits of Fire. For,
    • until he, Paul, had his own personal occult experience of the fact
    • the Spirits of Personality, from the Fire Spirits the Archangels and
    • Personality. Man had a completely new mission to fulfil in the world,
    • Spirits of Personality also cannot fail, cannot, through their own
    • decision of Divinity. We come then to the Spirits of Personality, to
  • Title: The East in the Light of the West: Lecture II
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    • Comparison of the Wisdom of East and West
    • requisite for a person who wants to become clairvoyant in order to
    • speaking into his ego. And the difference between a normal person of
    • astral body and the ego of the normal person are in a certain way
    • organs are of a different kind. Thus the first task which the person
    • thing necessary. Let us suppose that a person has progressed so far
    • Such a person would then have an astral body different from that of
    • an ordinary person since he would have an organised astral body. He
    • at night the astral body and ego of normal persons still have these
    • The ordinary person living a normal life surrenders himself from morning
    • the path to higher knowledge a person strongly influences his soul,
    • responsibility, which the person who gives such exercises to his
    • in which it is imprisoned during normal life; it must arrive at being
    • become the victim of a stupendous delusion. Such a person would wish
    • personality. The moment this is experienced one can say to oneself:
    • Now you have become something like two personalities, you are like a
    • second personality, which has emerged from the first, is the first
    • old personality, and yet feel free and mobile within it. The analogy
    • second great experience is that this second personality which now
    • this first personality, of stepping out of it. This experience
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    • For this reason the inner being of man, if it is to exist without a
    • his unfaithful wife. His son, Orestes, who is absent, returns and
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    • personage who lived in a comparatively ancient period of Greek
    • super-sensible consciousness, without definite personal knowledge.
    • and its purpose and to know that there is good reason for our
    • his life and call him Muller. He is the same person who thirty years
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    • being. For this reason it came about that in every age a distinction
    • will show there is no reason for the inference.] Christ
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    • having attained a certain degree of maturity. For this reason the
    • translation of a small work by Dr. Arenson on this subject, and
    • things which a less developed person also sees, so when the Greek
    • account of their personal egoism, and because they still feel
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    • Eckhart add other similar personalities with their inner mystical
    • true, not to be realised by the external senses or the outer reason,
    • literature. There was, as it were, a primeval wisdom. The reason why
    • his physical senses and of his physical reason. Clairvoyant power was
    • the only cause, because the effect upon one person is different from
    • the experience caused by personal contact with an external object
    • world. The reason for this was that in those olden times, for
    • become something quite different, by reason of the change that has
    • perceived), the father was told that if a son were born to him,
    • disaster would result, that this son would murder his father and
    • marry his mother. This son was born. The father tried to prevent what
    • had been seen clairvoyantly from coming to pass. The son was sent
    • were told by an Oracle that they would have a son, who would bring
    • disaster upon his whole people. This son was to murder his father and
    • marry his mother. This son was born to the mother. On account of the
    • warning, this son was sent away too; he was put upon the island of
    • her husband had no son, she adopted him. But later on a son was born
    • killed the real son. He was obliged to flee from the island of
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    • kind. Many such persons even if they have not advanced to occult
    • of the saying that in the sixth period the Song of Apollo upon earth
    • thought things out intellectually, or reasoned about them; he rose
    • need of logical thinking. Why must we think logically? For the reason
    • this comparison between himself and Bharavadscha, and he will then
    • Chaldaic-Egyptian period. There is good reason for giving it a double
    • today, but it was much more alive, for the reason that man of today
    • a shadowy reflection of the highest. This they named Apason. Apason
    • even in the naming of the gods. When a person belonging to the old
    • are brothers. The concept of sons of gods is changed in the course of
    • epoch, from the sons or children of Lucifer's kingdom and of his
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    • unintelligible to persons who encounter them for the first time, for they
    • Just as we might ask a son ‘Who are your father and mother?’
    • descent? Whose son is he? Therefore in speaking about the Luciferic
    • wholly or in part in other human personalities. Such incarnations are
    • the Bodhisattva stood as a part of that Being who is the personified
    • Bodhisattva in the personality who was Jesus of Nazareth. During the
    • lightning that is quite near the earth. And in the person of Jesus of
    • personalities in the West. It was guided there by a Being who once
    • personalities of the fourth century after Christ. In this figurative
    • development is expressed. Manes called these persons together to
    • were the personalities brought together by Manes in that memorable
    • witnessed by spiritual sight.) He called together the personality in
    • King in India to whom a son was born called Josaphat. Extraordinary
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    • First, I should like to make clear through a comparison
    • Any comparison lags and limps, but all that was intended
    • departure that is different. Thus far the comparison is helpful, but
    • disposal of man, and for this reason it cannot solve the riddles of
    • This takes place by reason of an external material substance being
    • before our capacity for reasoning has come into action. To perceive
    • anthroposophy — a power of perception not based on reasoning,
    • The child learns to speak before he learns to reason. A
    • whole people has a language in common, but reasoning is a matter for
    • learns to reason. It is, in fact, only through speech that he learns
    • to reason. The sense of speech is an educator during the child's
    • sounds. In order to reason we must have concepts. If the mind is to
    • For this reason a great number of expositions given
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    • makes more room for the astral body. In the way of a comparison it
    • move in space we must take our bearings, and for this reason those
    • We pass to the sense of smell. The reason for not
    • accordingly. For this reason this sense of taste is a sense of touch
    • read the sentence as follows: “For this reason the sense of
    • to enter our consciousness. That is also the reason why the two optic
    • the exact opposite of the word Eva. Here we also find the reason for
    • is exactly as justified as the others. There are still deeper reasons
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    • reasoning comes about, and a judgment must be localized in the head
    • being, but one in which no reasoning takes place, in which the
    • immediately followed by the reaction of the ego, without reasoning.
    • without any delicate activity such as reasoning or the like. What
    • together? It would have to be an organ that would not reason. The
    • reaction of the ego would follow directly, without reasoning, upon
    • laws governing there. For this reason most people believe
    • there was such a person as Frederick the Great. Formally there is no
    • believe that there was a person with the attributes set forth. The
    • I do not see the spirit in the hammer, but it is reasonable to
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    • a sense stunted, in comparison with the first, the older portion? It
    • the truth cannot perceive them. In reasoning, however, the power of
    • father is descended from the son. The father is not descended from
    • the son, nor the son from himself, but the son is descended from the
    • accessible to perception proper, or we observe part of another person
    • reasoning in a way that ignores the true nature of the countenance as
    • down to the letter formations of the various languages. The reason
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    • pertains to our soul life. To meet a person and to form a conception
    • dissociate our personality from the question of whether an act is
    • characterized is reasoning. Reasoning is one activity of the
    • reasoning, and love and hate — comprise the entire inner soul
    • Everything pertaining to the soul, then, is either reasoning or
    • pure soul activities. Reasoning on the one hand, loving and hating on
    • clearly first, the significance of reasoning within the soul life,
    • to reasoning not from the standpoint of logic, but of the activity
    • comprising the inner soul process of reasoning; not judgment, but the
    • activity, reasoning.
    • reasoned; the activity of reasoning is involved. If you are inwardly
    • reasoning.
    • and so does reasoning.
    • If we now observe an important concomitant of reasoning,
    • still. It is this, that all reasoning has an effect in the soul life,
    • where they arise. In the case of reasoning, the question is, Whither?
    • activity of reasoning leads to visualization.
    • visualization, the latter must have external validity. Reasoning
    • it this way: primarily, desire — for reasons not known to us
    • love and hate. But in the same way — also for unknown reasons —
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    • reasoning, and the inner experiences of love and hate. Then we
    • and differs from all other sensations by reason of the fact that it
    • The alterations were made for the following reason.
    • By reason of possessing a soul, nobody is altogether his
    • exemplified in Goethe, is composed of reasoning and the experiences
    • of love and hate. It was said that reasoning leads to visualization,
    • that the statement, “reasoning leads to visualization,”
    • visualization “red” arises without our reasoning. Hence,
    • in this case at least, reasoning does not lead to visualization —
    • then the reasoning would follow. But that only appears to be a
    • person speaking to us depends upon our soul life. You, for instance,
    • desire new stimuli. For this reason we have no control whatever over
    • undeveloped, obtuse person with few conceptions is less bored; he has
    • There is a definite reason why animals are not bored.
    • poison for the body. Much boredom is a real cause of sickness. The
    • a veritable poison, though one does not exactly die of it. Things of
    • man. You begin to reason from what the outer world has to tell you,
    • life in motion, for reasoning is, of course, something that takes
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: III. At the Portals of the Senses.
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    • Thy sons, oh goddess, did not vainly flaunt
    • Thee, whom in thy sons' lives I oft times found revealed,
    • by reasoning and the experiences of love and hate, the latter, as we
    • phenomenon of attention. A comparison between a sense impression
    • pertaining to the soul life, reasoning, is eliminated. That is
    • reasoning as such is eliminated. Desire alone prevails, for the sense
    • reasoning has come into play. One must always remember to make that
    • elements of the soul life, reasoning, and the experiences of love and
    • soul arising from the activity of reasoning ends at a certain moment,
    • moment as well. When does the activity of reasoning cease? When the
    • seeks satisfaction, every reasoning activity, a decision. Because the
    • reasoning, imbued with a longing for satisfaction and decision
    • cease till it terminates in satisfaction. Reasoning powers hardly
    • is, a tendency of the reasoning powers toward a decision. Because
    • for satisfaction, to combine with a reasoning activity incapable of
    • reasoning and desire in the wide realm of the feelings, and if there
    • further till you do find them. Taking reasoning capacity as one side
    • What we are wont to call reasoning capacity in
    • this reason decisions are an element foreign to the soul.
    • it can be said that in relation to reasoning we are fighters within
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    • that of Hegel, recited yesterday. This comparison will be
    • personalities in question. Try to sense the profound difference
    • what we found at work in the soul life: reasoning, and the
    • reasoning we mean mental activity, the faculty that desires to
    • do with the power of reasoning. Interest and the power of reasoning
    • interest awakened by love and hate, and reasoning. Aside from these
    • we encounter the power of reasoning, and interest, but in dealing
    • a part of the soul life. If you ask the reason, someone could answer,
    • once in a position to reason when our judgment is not immediately
    • moment our reasoning becomes equal to the task, amazement ceases.
    • Something our reasoning can at once cope with causes us no surprise
    • that is, in receiving a conscious impression without our reasoning
    • having time to intervene, feelings arise, but not at first reasoning.
    • In seeking the reason for this we must realize that our state of
    • as the power of reasoning, otherwise the two would coincide;
    • therefore, reasoning must be something different from ordinary
    • Neither can reasoning be identical and flow together
    • reasoning would continuously coincide with the current of
    • whenever we reason. Visualizations would have to have ceased at this
    • moment. Reasoning, however, is conscious; yet at the moment of
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    • reason. In the course of time the spirit has been forgotten; the
    • definite reason for this, however, which is readily discerned by the
    • human soul. Later we shall come back to the reasons why this book
    • members, visualization, reasoning and the phenomena of love and hate,
    • Now, reasoning is distinct from visualization. Reasoning
    • But Brentano says this definition does not cover reasoning; that on
    • determines something. According to Brentano, this is reasoning. You
    • if something is to be determined, reasoning must enter in. That would
    • we could do so only in reasoning, not in visualization. On the other
    • consistently along Aristotle's line of reasoning, in passing over, it
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: II. Truth and Error in the Light of the Spiritual World.
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    • habits of thought, and if a person is unable to penetrate — his
    • reason why we should take account of it, as it does not manifest
    • simple reason that he is a human being. Thus he builds a world of
    • sufficient reason for assuming the existence of the spirit. It can be
    • is no reason for taking the standpoint of error; that would hardly
    • than a mere reflection of the outer world, and hence has no raison
    • For this reason Mephisto's remark could be appropriately
    • involves; parents, minions of the law for holding and imprisoning the
    • miserable, weary imprisonment to their parents, with whom they have
    • embodying and imprisoning poor souls that are thereby committed to
    • be the case, but would emanate from a pitiful ambition to imprison
    • reason to inform ourselves concerning the difficulties encountered by
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: III. Imagination--Imagination; Inspiration--Self-fulfillment; Intuition--Conscience.
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    • like proof of the existence of the spirit that will satisfy our personal
    • evidence of the existence of the spirit, in so far as our personal
    • visualizations, reasoning and what we can call emotions — the
    • from reasoning because in reasoning they see something more than a
    • in this the essence of reasoning, where something is to be settled;
    • conception to reasoning. That emotions exist only in the soul
    • leads to reasoning, so the inner life of a visualization, not lacking
    • perception, it points to reasoning, but through the inner process we
    • content. In ordinary life this takes place by reason of our having
    • to use a material comparison — of the processes of the outer
    • body during sleep. For this reason, as far as the total organism is
    • dream. A couple had a son who suddenly became ill and in spite of all
    • affected. The son continually occupied their thoughts, that is, their
    • attempting to explain it.) They dreamt that the son demanded to be
    • parents' continuous recollection of the son, who was present in the
    • night between parents and son. He did tell them something, or
    • son had instilled into their souls, their accustomed conceptions
    • stood in the way of the real events. What the son manifestly wanted
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: IV. Laws of Nature, Evolution of Consciousness and Repeated Earth Lives.
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    • reasoning — to imagination, inspiration and intuition. It is
    • purgatory, a prison, a dungeon?” “Should one,” asks
    • imprisoning the human soul for the period between birth and death?”
    • imprisonment of the human soul, as did Frohschammer.
    • grandeur and beauty might be oppressive and prison-like for an
    • imaginative world do not seem big or little to us by reason of what
    • they are, but of what we see in them. Let us suppose a person to be
    • determined, rightly or wrongly, by the person's own qualities. What
    • split in his personality. Often during the transition stages he will
    • phenomenon that people hold high opinions of themselves, and a person
    • injury. A genuine personal reason for taking the world to task never
    • why Frohschammer's picture of imprisonment is wrong. You come to
    • glorious and mighty magnificence. I have every reason to believe that
    • It is not a case of coming from a higher world and being imprisoned
    • to make use of it all. For this reason the imaginative world is
    • future incarnation, and for this reason he has the longing to keep
    • not outer — reasons, he knows what feeling must predominate in
    • what earth's eldest son, the granite rock, has spread before his
    • in which he is “imprisoned,” surely not because this
    • Ego-consciousness presupposes imprisonment in a body, employment of
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Festival: A Token of the Victory of the Sun
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    • at this season and see all the preparations made for the Christmas
    • personal experience of a higher being — as personal an experience as
    • descended. This descent of the divine ‘Sons of the Spirit,’ this great
    • other plant flower out of due season. Seed-time and harvest,
    • outside. When medieval poetic wisdom desired to depict in the person
    • regularity with which the Sun moves through the seasons, the
  • Title: Lecture: Signs and Symbols of the Christmas Festival
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    • With thousand throated song the woods are chiming;
    • Die Sonne schaue
    • Erschaffe eine Sonne.
    • times and seasons in cosmic life, can imagine that the moment of the
    • individuality, but extended over a whole tribal stock. For this reason
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of the Sun-Spirit as the Spirit of the Earth
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    • arise in man at the Christmas season. The Christmas Tree is a recent
    • ritual has for this reason clothed the intimation of eternity in what
    • Åsteson is initiated, as it were by natural forces, in that he falls
    • 6th of January has come, Olaf Åsteson has the vision of the
    • Come listen to me and hear my song
    •     The song of a wonderful youth,
    • I'll sing you of Olaf Åsteson
    •         Yes, it was Olaf Åsteson
    • Days and Nights, Olaf Åsteson is led through all that man must
    • given of Olaf Åsteson's journey through the spheres where human beings
  • Title: Lecture: Christmas at a Time of Grievous Destiny
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    • after the extermination of the Gnosis was paltry in comparison with
    • Arian or Athanasian principles of faith are meagre in comparison with
    • that time there was no living person who would have been capable of
    • born in certain weeks of the winter season. The reason for this was
    • in a particular period of the winter season, so that it was regarded
    • countries — with the intimate relation between the seasons and man's
    • still covered with forests that were the home of the bison and the
    • And she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling
    • Arius: "The Son was once created out of nothing by the Divine Will,
    • Athanasian principle of faith. "The Son of God is from eternity,
    • "Mannus had three sons, after whom the people nearest the North Sea
  • Title: Lecture: The Proclamations to the Magi and the Shepherds
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    • intellectual analysis and reason. And in the nineteenth century,
    • "Mathematics and physics are the two theoretical sciences of reason
    • Reason, 1787).
  • Title: Lecture: On The Three Magi
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    • finds him. This re-finding of Osiris, the Son of God, is represented
    • ‘ I ’ to make way for the Second Logos. There is a definite reason
    • personality of Sig was so prepared that he could place his body at the
  • Title: Lecture: The Revelation of the Cosmic Christ
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    • The feeling that at this season the earth is resting in her own being,
    • nature in the person of Jesus of Nazareth.
    • united in the personality of Jesus of Nazareth. In the early Christian
    • Godhead can also be conceived as the Son. Humanity in general, as well
    • the difference in nature between the Father God and the Son God. And
    • treat of God the Father, not of God the Son, that Jesus of Nazareth is
    • defined feeling of the difference in the nature of the Son God on the
    • lived, as the crown of humanity, in a personality like Caesar
    • The Son lives in the soul and spirit of man. The Father God leads man
    • God the Son leads man again out of material existence. The Father God
    • leads man out of the super-sensible into the material. God the Son
    • perception of God the Son was added to the feeling associated with God
    • and God the Son. And to this day these impulses have remained in
    • to the material, and through the Divine Son the transition is brought
    • co-existent are the Divine Father and the Divine Son: the Father Who
    • ‘Out of God we are born’ — and the Son Who brings about the transition
    • Divine Son — namely, the Spirit — the Holy Spirit. Within the being of
    • Such is the word of Christmas. Peace on earth flows into unison with
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ Within Us
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    • Licht ist Liebe ... Sonnen-Weben
    • dass auch sie einst Sonne werde.
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 1: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • certain extent to understand them. For this reason I intend in this
    • his inner personality. It did not matter what he said; the qualities
    • of ordinary persons harmonises with their inner being, in the case of
    • reason they were able to work upon the rest of the people in those
    • of age, his individuality fully entered the son of Suddhodana; not
    • comes from the same regions as the Light.” Music — the song
    • kind of incarnation was called a “Son of Apollo”, because
    • complicated and not in a direct way. A Son of Apollo bore within him
    • or “Son of Apollo.”
    • heavenly world, and the Higher world is the world of reason, of
    • Devachan or world of Reason. When there he looks into higher worlds,
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 2: The Law of Karma with Respect to the Details of Life
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    • further. A person who would like to have that carried out might
    • in the external world. If we wish to find a comparison for this great
    • law of destiny, we must take care that the comparison is valid, that
    • Just think how one would be able to help a person as regards his
    • have explained that a young person is not able fully to judge of an
    • that our feelings will help us to judge truly before our reason is
    • reason that we have not yet grown up to the level of being able
    • where this wonderful person was to be seen.’
    • In later life a man will have good reason to be grateful for that
    • persons who just by being themselves, are, as it were, a blessing to
    • persons desire to learn about a spiritual Movement like Anthroposophy
    • be right! People wish to stamp their own nature, with its personal
    • When a person does not know what to make of himself, most people say
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 3: The Entrance of the Christ-Being into the Evolution of Humanity
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    • the Gospel of St. Matthew and it will be shown how the lessons to be
    • material. That was the reason of all the evil which developed in the
    • certain number of persons, particularly between the years of 1930 and
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 4: The Sermon on the Mount
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    • reason the connection of man with the Spiritual worlds had to be based
    • much that few persons (in comparison to the whole of humanity) were
    • duty of developing in successive generations, from father to son, from
    • son to grandson, and so on, those qualities which had to be inherited
    • secret doctrine of the old Hebrews had seven names for this person. If
    • descendants; perhaps for the very reason that such great forces are
    • their people. All that was but rudimentary in this personality, was
    • become the sons of God, in that they will bring down the spirit from
    • — or harmony into the world; for they shall thereby be the sons
    • heaven have descended even into the ego!’ Those persons can be
    • lost, so that at the time of Christ those persons who were filled
    • persons who have studied and understood Anthroposophy must realise
    • faculties by means of which the event of Damascus becomes a personal
    • France, and so on; great numbers of persons traveled as pilgrims to
    • the prophesy, for it was foretold he would be in prison for nine
    • Such impersonations are the result of the materialistic thinking of
    • to speak. Those persons will be God-filled (or blessed) who, through
    • can, will reach a crisis — certain unfortunate persons having,
    • which man is connected. Just as those persons who will be in
    • in which man then lives. Those persons will have to wait for a new
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 5: Correspondences Between the Microcosm and the Macrocosm
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    • ourselves acquainted with the reason why man is a being that walks
    • raised himself into an upright position in space. The reason is that
    • ‘For this reason it is not surprising to people who think, when a
    • persons who have followed these things attentively will remember this.
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 6: The Birth of Conscience
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    • lecture, intended for persons who are not members of our movement. The
    • great poet, Ćschylos. When we let the personages depicted by the
    • senses, and of using reason as it is used to-day. We stated that in
    • person having the sole prerogative of being able to provide the
    • It would have been impossible there for one person to tower so greatly
    • strong sense of the personal ego was being developed in Europe. Again,
    • on his own ground as an individual person. In Greece we still find the
    • was still taken impersonally. The Greek did not feel himself to be a
    • having greatly developed his inner personality, was of particular
    • Personality stands like a sign-post, to cast off the disposition
    • themselves that which can flow into their personality apart from the
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 7: The Further Development of Conscience
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    • instigator, H. P. Blavatsky, and the leading persons of her movement
    • more persons determining to follow certain ideals according as the
    • to offer historical proof that a certain person of the name of Jesus
    • that he does not base his assertions on a personal acquaintance with
    • paths as these? What is the reason of this? Anyone who wishes clearly
    • The reason is that what men believe or think at any given period, is
    • any personal predilection, that a movement arose through which people
    • historic personality of Jesus of Nazareth! Just as a school-boy is not
    • personal festival, dedicated to one person. Now, although the belief
    • there the danger is reduced by reason of the jealousy and envy that
    • play so great a part; even though the reverence of a few persons is
    • personality and belief in Authority is particularly great. We are,
    • dedicated to a personality. Not only the customs of the time but also
    • the personality. Personalities must be the bearers of the revelations
    • personality, and the question that constantly recurs whether he or she
    • day do we hear of a case in which some prominent person may please the
    • itself. Some years after, if it should transpire that this person's
    • the person in question may be the means by which the spiritual life
    • indeed to test the person by the truth, instead of testing the truth
    • by the person. Especially should that be our attitude in the
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    • ourselves in the presence of a person in the spiritual world and yet
    • It may happen that we meet a person in the spiritual world but remain
    • ourselves how we should love a person. We can then only ask ourselves
    • the higher Hierarchies. Today every person who dies and enters the
    • consciousness of a person with an immoral soul disposition is more
    • soul, and in every case it could be established that a person with a
    • One might well ask what it matters if after death a person should
    • the great Fichte and the contemporary philosopher Bergson. Both agree
    • ego. The reason for this lies in the fact that in earlier times
    • the man of today penetrates increasingly into his personal ego and
    • This is the reason why the more man seeks the divine within himself,
    • one personality. This has real consequences for the life between
    • reasoning.”
    • sacred books of India! For the same reason no one can object to the
    • attached to the Mystery of Golgotha, then the above reasons will
    • For this reason the understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha is one
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    • after death one meets a person one has known, one will at first
    • upon the connection between the living and the dead. A person who has
    • example, if a person was last incarnated on earth prior to the
    • What I have described refers to the average person. For example, in
    • than others. A person who only indulges in sensual pleasures and
    • fact that such a person will fall comparatively rapidly into a
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    • that sleep is prevented, it stands to reason that consciousness is
    • during the course of man's life, and it is also the reason why
    • irreligious soul feels as though enclosed in a capsule, a prison.
    • feels as though he were in a prison and unable to reach them. Thus,
    • but each of them will be confined in his own prison. Naturally, this
    • off, incarcerate us in the realm of the spirit, make us prisoners of
    • the greatest calamity. For I could imagine that such a person does
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    • the reason the results obtained must be checked again and again. The
    • there lived a certain personality named Norbert, who founded an
    • bring about a change in a person. Since the year 1899, however, such
    • whether something happens through us or through another person. This
    • way. One may for instance ask, “When a person has gone through
    • an initiate or of a person after death, is one of feeling oneself
    • ethical concepts and feelings we developed on earth. A person who has
    • painful! On earth if we have done a person some injustice or have not
    • Let us assume that a person has died before us. According to the
    • any of them for outer reasons. Because we place the Mystery of
    • A person who has acquired spiritual understanding on earth will have
    • spiritual person farther, the less spiritual not so far — but
    • two personalities. The statues rest on pedestals, and it is likely
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    • super-sensible world that we loved a person less than we ought to have
    • shortly after death we meet a person who died before us. We encounter
    • one person and another can be on earth.
    • it becomes apparent when we consider the relationship of one person
    • the prison of his cloud of Imaginations and approach him. Morality
    • being locks himself up within his own prison. It is a fact that the
    • will be relegated each to his own separate prison!
    • comparison of all creeds and to say that one ought to accept an
    • personality. Jesus of Nazareth has been accepted from outside.
    • that we ask ourselves about each person we meet, “How much has
    • person passes through the gate of death he dies under a certain
    • person is born at another spot on the earth that corresponds with
    • words. Such a person would, nevertheless, in an anthroposophical
    • some way related to a person and did not love him, this cannot be
    • sleeping person cannot possibly adopt.) If, having studied every
    • human reason develops knowledge in us of what we meet in life, and,
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    • reason for this kamaloca period is that he may put away these
    • Suppose we come across a person who died before us. At first we feel
    • are experiencing the relationship we had formed with another person
    • together with the other person in a next incarnation in such a way
    • other reason, a man in his ordinary consciousness strongly dislikes
    • friend or the person related to him had not become an
    • indolence or for similar reasons have slandered spiritual science,
    • the person who has died as he was during the last period of his life
    • person as if he were sitting in front of one. He will receive this
    • materialistically minded person at once loses the connection with one
    • instance, the dead person, who has an intense longing to learn
    • experience of the dead person much depends on the kind of spiritual
    • fact, a person is only indifferent to such an event to the extent
    • regarded as unimportant. An intelligent person does not attach undue
    • a person is to know consciously something of the working of the dead
    • Humanity is evolving, and only an obtuse person would maintain that
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    • every person is recorded in the Moon sphere.
    • person who in life had an immoral or limited moral disposition lives
    • person, however, becomes what one might call a sociable being. There
    • when we encounter a person we perceive far more clearly than on earth
    • order is brought into karma. If we have loved a person insufficiently
    • be lodged in the person's ego-consciousness, not in his astral
    • person who feeds his animosity still further might in fact have a
    • nature. If a person investigates his astral consciousness, his
    • truly himself. A person may have brought himself to hate spiritual
    • to work fruitfully in all spheres of life. A person who has gone
    • A person has died. During his lifetime for [one] reason or another he did
    • Or what is also possible and might have occurred is that a person
    • Let us suppose that a person left five minutes early, and as a result
    • This is also the reason why a true knowledge and experience of the
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    • When a person is no longer physically present, the riddle arises as
    • come across a person who, through a deep inner longing, through his
    • in earthy life. When a person has gone through the gate of death, all
    • connected with a dead person have read to him and thereby helped him.
    • But let us consider the effect on the soul of a person who has been
    • When a person begins to concern himself with spiritual science he
    • The dead person, for example, may order us to accomplish something
    • earthly life and is closely connected with a person's
    • often sense a certain fatigue in the morning. The less tired a person
    • this process we eventually die. The fundamental reason for death lies
    • Greek games. The more a person leaves his soul-spiritual nature in
    • spiritual world. The more a person has opened himself to receive a
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    • spiritual world, as much as if today a person would deny the
    • the reason for our gatherings. He also knows that he cannot do
    • these people here on earth. Suppose a person has felt a quite
    • A person who is not prepared to admit the reality of karma, or
    • belongs to him. How does a person go through the world? One person
    • meet him, of the painful experience inflicted by another person. This
    • If we should inquire the reason that most people fail to do
    • A person once asked the following question in connection with
    • possible to show that a person owed this or that faculty to his
    • why has this or that person died young. But this, too, has its source
    • world. A person who brings artistic gifts into the world does so
    • begin to think is in fact far smaller in comparison to the great
    • lest we gradually be obliterated from the world. A person could
    • The more a person advances in the evolution of the world, the freer
    • The subject with which we have dealt today will give you the reason
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    • towards a cognition of the spiritual world. A person has died. The
    • a person misses a train that is later involved in an accident. Had he
    • makes a lasting impression on the person concerned!
    • spot. This is the most opportune moment for a person who has died to
    • future it will occur quite normally that a person will feel that the
    • person slanders and rages against spiritual science, the more deeply
    • compensation. If one remains ignorant of the reason, one does in fact
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    • person goes through life without any sense of judgment, this is due
    • A person who lacked a certain ability in this or that sphere during
    • situation it all makes. If nothing were to intervene, the person
    • would become less and less able. For if a person has deliberately
    • Now such a person may be clever, but his cleverness will be cold and
    • personality who lived during the sixth century B.C. as the son of a
    • person in the spiritual world unless we have first met him on earth.
    • had a previous connection on earth, yet if a person has received the
    • Supersensible perception reveals that a number of personalities who
    • nineteenth century there were already some personalities — and
    • also holds good for this exceptional case. A person who departs from
    • this, but it is not true. For if a person is at all predisposed to
    • and that is by way of human beings. If a person goes through the gate
    • he can become familiar with it through the fact that he knew a person
    • surrounds him after death. A person can read an important work of
    • It is also a fact that a simple person who has only just come in
    • person whom he genuinely loved than the seer who, though able to find
    • known. Yet more often than not one is unable to read to a dead person
    • might approach him, mention to him that a person who dies was also an
    • on earth and the other in the spiritual world. Dissonances arise
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    • that a person who has failed to occupy himself with higher worlds,
    • so that he [can] be adequately equipped according to his karma. If a person
    • attained. One might well imagine that when such a person again enters
    • that such a person will never find an upward path again but that is
    • endowed with a special coloring. The person who has not gone through
    • person during his next life we find that he bears the characteristics
    • hypersensitive person who is destined by his mere physical
    • Life impinges upon him and he feels continually wounded. The reason a
    • person is a hypochondriac, a pathologically melancholy individual,
    • of a person wearing blinders.
    • trend in the progressive development of humanity. Indeed, a person
    • person, if he really has the will, or at least when he is given the
    • with enthusiasm, be it only in the sphere of thinking. This is reason
    • instance, when a person dies prematurely as a result of an accident
    • much of what meets a person, is brought about in a variety of ways by
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    • There are many reasons for which human souls are held back in the
    • living person — and much can come to our knowledge in this
    • respect — it will help the dead person in his further
    • for the child, we relieve the dead person of anxiety, and this is a
    • person has not available the means to rid himself of anxiety. From
    • It has frequently been observed that a person who had planned to do
    • of consciousness. It is not as if a dead person were on some isolated
    • and Moon. A person who forms a resolution but has not carried it out
    • imperfection in our personal development, is inscribed in the Moon
    • First it must be emphasized that as the person expands into other
    • reason for the statements, originating from the clairvoyance once
    • on earth, and no comparison is possible. Until the seventeenth
    • personage Gautama Buddha. He was a Bodhisattva until in the
    • time was the personality who was born later on in his next
    • Here is the real reason why the planetary constellations have an
    • through the several planetary spheres. Here is the real reason why
    • It must always be emphasized that conjectures and comparisons may
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    • enter into communication with a person after death, the man informed
    • one gazes down, a person who has remained behind on the earth only
    • of that person. The dead person sees these thoughts. Otherwise the
    • person remains invisible and the dead one suffers from the anguish of
    • knowing that the person is there but he is unable to find him. As
    • compared to one banished to a barren island on earth. The dead person
    • more likely than not that a person falls asleep after a meal or some
    • little is achieved in attempting to bring the person to a spiritual
    • Now when such a person dies we have the possibility of helping him
    • actually there. Thus it can happen that a person comes to hate
    • they were on earth. A person who has hated spiritual science with his
    • died, and reading to him as we would to a living person, not with a
    • years after death, for a period of some three to five years, a person
    • and those who have failed to do so. A person who has not developed
    • that the way a person lives on earth determines his existence in the
    • period. There a person who has failed to develop religious feelings
    • earth, the after-effects of what we have been personally, including
    • The one person has a deep moral sense, the other less so. The one who
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    • Let us take as an example a person who developed on earth what one
    • may call little sympathy for his fellow men, a person who has lived
    • death, especially in getting to know other human souls. Such a person
    • It may happen that a person who has avoided any form of human love on
    • We can perform the greatest service to a dead person by forming a
    • person whom one has loved passes on.
    • souls in the vicinity of a person whom it can follow on earth. Many
    • of time. The person would again feel exceedingly lonely if other
    • person to be sociable in the spiritual world. Within our movement we
    • seek to bring people together so that personal relationships may also
    • super-sensible world inasmuch as a person who belongs to a particular
    • created by an immoral person, but you will understand what I mean
    • when I put it as follows. A person devoid of a moral soul disposition
    • Science believes that a person takes on the characteristics of his
    • reveals that a person who dies at an early age is less childlike in
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    • Let us take the extreme case of a person who, while on earth, has
    • two such persons die who knew one another well on earth. After death
    • Let us again take the extreme case of the person who has made no
    • For example, on earth we are connected with a person towards whom we
    • After death we again meet this person but now we feel the opposite of
    • into contact with the soul of a dead person can have the following
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    • this is not thoroughly realized, for the simple reason that one must
    • intellectual life to an outlook which is still shared by many persons
    • Then says the person in question: “Well, now we have an
    • the realm of thought. In ordinary, external life, when a person wants
    • That appears very reasonable. And yet for a century people have been
    • actual thalers. When a person cannot have them, then a hundred actual
    • person I have just described were to say: “The only thing I
    • upholds the same nonsense with regard to history? The reason is
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    • the very persons whose profession it is to think about such
    • The reason is that far too little trouble is taken over learning to
    • persons who are known to be thoroughly acquainted with their
    • and is the immediate reason why human thinking is not a very
    • from this sort of reasoning that men mostly take their start at the
    • they all do? They say: When a person wants to work out for himself a
    • upholds a certain view with many good reasons (one can find good
    • reasons for everything), while another has equally good reasons for
    • good reasons as those with which the opponent contradicts him. Sects
    • arise in the world not, in the first place, because one person or
    • to-day, we must say that whether someone is a follower of Bergson, or
    • Yesterday I said that once there were Nominalists, persons who
    • faith, the question about the three “Divine Persons” —
    • Father, Son and Holy Ghost — who form One Divine Being, but are
    • still Three real Persons. The Nominalists maintained that these three
    • Divine Persons existed only individually, the “Father”
    • for Himself, the “Son” for Himself, and the “Holy
    • Realists did, that the Three Persons formed not merely an imaginary
    • surprising that good reasons for both can be adduced. In taking the
    • particular realm which the person in question has considered, it is
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    • unfortunate that individual minds, individual personalities, always
    • help us to see far into the reasons why, on the one hand, men dispute
    • There are also persons who are specially illuminated by the
    • whole personality they are in touch with the reality of the things
    • Realism, there can be Gnostics of Materialism. They are persons who
    • have feeling and perception only for all that is material; persons
    • something behind all things, also behind my own personality and
    • outside.” In this mood, a person presupposes that outside his
    • Mystic. A person who takes this standpoint is a Transcendentalist —
    • open to human personalities. One can specially cultivate each of
    • powers of the soul rise up and illuminate them. A person who goes
    • the Sun illuminates, is an Empiricist. A person who reflects on what
    • The effect is specially good when a person has experienced, by way of
    • which a person carries with him through a given incarnation is called
    • person clings to all that is external in order to find his God, when
    • arises when a person seeks his world-picture especially through
    • when a person, taking all the world-pictures to some extent,
    • himself. That is Anthropomorphism. Such a person corresponds
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    • Let us suppose that a person so lives in the world that among his
    • person than the constellations of the external horoscope, and do not
    • person comes under other influences, under other spiritual signs and
    • specially strong personality in the time when in its case Mysticism
    • lay hold of, since the person in question has no natural gift for
    • person himself. Hence the tragic fate of Nietzsche. One can go
    • once more the comparison with the mirror.
    • A person who makes a little progress in occult perception can
    • What I have now explained happens continually to a person between
    • ourselves; so that even when, for one reason or another, we have to
    • persons go beyond the necessary limits set for them by their
    • constellations. These persons do great harm by hypnotizing the world
    • not admit of being explained by a person who has special
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    • this is not thoroughly realized, for the simple reason that one must
    • intellectual life to an outlook which is still shared by many persons
    • Then says the person in question: “Well, now we have an
    • the realm of thought. In ordinary, external life, when a person wants
    • That appears very reasonable. And yet for a century people have been
    • actual thalers. When a person cannot have them, then a hundred actual
    • person I have just described were to say: “The only thing I
    • upholds the same nonsense with regard to history? The reason is
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    • the very persons whose profession it is to think about such
    • The reason is that far too little trouble is taken over learning to
    • persons who are known to be thoroughly acquainted with their
    • and is the immediate reason why human thinking is not a very
    • from this sort of reasoning that men mostly take their start at the
    • they all do? They say: When a person wants to work out for himself a
    • upholds a certain view with many good reasons (one can find good
    • reasons for everything), while another has equally good reasons for
    • good reasons as those with which the opponent contradicts him. Sects
    • arise in the world not, in the first place, because one person or
    • to-day, we must say that whether someone is a follower of Bergson, or
    • Yesterday I said that once there were Nominalists, persons who
    • faith, the question about the three “Divine Persons” —
    • Father, Son and Holy Ghost — who form One Divine Being, but are
    • still Three real Persons. The Nominalists maintained that these three
    • Divine Persons existed only individually, the “Father”
    • for Himself, the “Son” for Himself, and the “Holy
    • Realists did, that the Three Persons formed not merely an imaginary
    • surprising that good reasons for both can be adduced. In taking the
    • particular realm which the person in question has considered, it is
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    • unfortunate that individual minds, individual personalities, always
    • help us to see far into the reasons why, on the one hand, men dispute
    • There are also persons who are specially illuminated by the
    • whole personality they are in touch with the reality of the things
    • Realism, there can be Gnostics of Materialism. They are persons who
    • have feeling and perception only for all that is material; persons
    • something behind all things, also behind my own personality and
    • outside.” In this mood, a person presupposes that outside his
    • Mystic. A person who takes this standpoint is a Transcendentalist —
    • open to human personalities. One can specially cultivate each of
    • powers of the soul rise up and illuminate them. A person who goes
    • the Sun illuminates, is an Empiricist. A person who reflects on what
    • The effect is specially good when a person has experienced, by way of
    • which a person carries with him through a given incarnation is called
    • person clings to all that is external in order to find his God, when
    • arises when a person seeks his world-picture especially through
    • when a person, taking all the world-pictures to some extent,
    • himself. That is Anthropomorphism. Such a person corresponds
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    • Let us suppose that a person so lives in the world that among his
    • person than the constellations of the external horoscope, and do not
    • person comes under other influences, under other spiritual signs and
    • specially strong personality in the time when in its case Mysticism
    • lay hold of, since the person in question has no natural gift for
    • person himself. Hence the tragic fate of Nietzsche. One can go
    • once more the comparison with the mirror.
    • A person who makes a little progress in occult perception can
    • What I have now explained happens continually to a person between
    • ourselves; so that even when, for one reason or another, we have to
    • persons go beyond the necessary limits set for them by their
    • constellations. These persons do great harm by hypnotizing the world
    • not admit of being explained by a person who has special
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    • dawning in the consciousness of this unique tragic personality, Job,
    • personal sin.
    • — for then we should get no good comparison — but with
    • the other grasps it as caricature. It is not a mere comparison, not a
    • understanding of the other person. One understands the life of
    • the other personality becomes deeply comprehensible, what appears in
    • the caricature is what lives in the personality of the caricaturist.
    • As a comparison,
    • poisonous to life and makes life continually perish.
    • into reality. Another case is when a person is not in a position to
    • of a creating process of the higher. As poison is created in the
    • is like a poison which becomes remedy when it is changed into
    • Fabre d'Olivet, made a right comparison when he wished to show how
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    • part of this wisdom-science has for certain reasons been popularised.
    • love. That which applies only to the impersonal is thus entangled
    • with personality. On the earlier planet wisdom was an instinct
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    • the possibility of personal consciousness.
    • the whole kingdom striving towards the advent of a free personality,
    • essential being of such a personality is connected all that
    • say: If a personality who is able to act egoistically lives in a
    • having consciousness of personality and a one-sided development of
    • the personality towards impulses to action. This the Bible calls
    • there is light. For this reason Goethe says that the eye is formed by
    • word “poison”. What is a poison and how does anything
    • in any other way. Then what is a poison? Water is a strong poison if
    • poison could have the most beneficial effect if rightly administered.
    • takes a substance into oneself; in itself, there is no poison.
    • fly in those parts carrying a poison deadly to the dogs that they
    • poison is taken up into a life process, where a descending line
    • passes over in an ascending one, in such a way that the poison
    • poisons. The foods you enjoy today have been made edible by their
    • doctor throws his whole personality into the process. There are
    • kind of snake poison in order to use his saliva as a means to heal
    • bites from that species of snake. He introduces the poison into
    • the poison in question.
    • something which, appearing to be poison, is transformed into a
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    • of the bow, for the following reason. If we have had the bow for three
    • karma in the case of a person performing an act by which he intends to
    • the effect there must be something hidden from the person when he sets
    • it was not actually designed by the person himself. If this connection
    • has not been intended by him then the reason for a connection between
    • of the person in question. That is to say, this reason must be
    • later on in their effect react on the same person. In such a case we
    • Let us start, then, with the study of the karma of one special person.
    • further and observe the life of this person in his fiftieth year,
    • treatment of a person is in earliest childhood. This is something in
    • In ordinary life a person does not seek a connection between cause and
    • if a person having arrived at the age of eighty looks back and sees
    • such a case in which a person has quite consciously brought about a
    • ‘Personality.’ And then we see that there is a consciousness
    • come to effect. Thus he takes karma into his personal consciousness.
    • also proceeds from the man himself; not from his personal
    • continually interrupted by the ‘personal consciousness,’ we
    • pointed out. We shall find in his individual and personal karma the
    • reasons why Columbus sailed to America and why he determined to do so
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    • resembling that human individuality which is preserved when a person
    • describe as the fate of the human individuality after a person has
    • of the animal are comparable with those in the personal life of a man
    • The person who thinks in this way thinks much too abstractly. He does
    • Now a comparison may explain why beings and substances had to remain
    • remained behind. For this reason he had to refine his forces. As an
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    • Let us suppose that two persons are speaking together. One says to the
    • quite natural that one should accept this as a reason for the
    • existence of the flies and it will be quite reasonable to say that if
    • was another person who said that he knew a different reason for the
    • to think that laziness was a kind of personality which needed only to
    • out, the person will be well again.’ Others talk about a
    • with the former deeds and experiences of this person, and how will his
    • circumstance in a person's life is only possible when an extended view
    • remain; it is unable of itself to repair the injury. For this reason,
    • end unfolds all its activities. But what is the reason if it cannot
    • develop all its activities? The reason is to be found in a closer
    • consideration. For this reason the lower animals still have so many
    • Thus if a person leads a dissolute life in any respect it will make an
    • person again comes into existence by birth, the essence of his
    • existence the person has in his etheric body the results of what he
    • what deeds a person did in a previous life. In the case of an animal
    • Spiritual Science and which can also be quite reasonably understood.
    • In the course of his life a person has a great number of experiences
    • your eyes indeed saw the other person but the direct impression did
    • nothing hinders it, and for this reason it is even more effective.
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    • a person brings with him certain predispositions which in one
    • of a person's last life, the good and evil deeds he has done, the
    • according as the person is in the position to build weak or strong
    • when, for example, during the life in kamaloca, a person sees that in
    • Thus from a reason which extends far beyond his ordinary rationality,
    • the person is imbued with a strong desire for a higher perfection in
    • Let us suppose that in his previous life a person acted from an
    • feeling of personality; in your next incarnation you must seek for
    • consequences of a weak personality.’
    • sub-conscious region. The person in question will strive for an
    • person who is ill owing to the opposition of the three bodies, can
    • the kamaloca period, a person sees that he has acted from too strong a
    • that fundamentally man is led by a higher kind of reason than he
    • I said previously that if a person has done many things under the
    • to answer the question: ‘If a person enters into existence in
    • the outer world. As long as a person is incarnated on the earth his
    • judgement. But when a person between birth and death sins against
    • from a higher reason than that of our ordinary consciousness —
    • during his life in kamaloca the person in question looks back to a
    • that which a person sees during his life in kamaloca will so transform
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    • general. For this reason, because of its extreme importance, allow me
    • to pursue the more secret reasons for the course of the illness. We
    • shown the reason why what is subject to the moral, intellectual, or
    • picture is more distinct, more clearly defined. I gave the person who
    • generalities and so forth. Such a person will after death develop the
    • produced for no other reason than to provide the means of a cure. And
    • a cure will be effected when the person, in accordance with his whole
    • consciousness when a person has gone through an illness, and has
    • person a continual state of irritation which leads to continuous
    • through the conquest of the illness. Naturally the person in question
    • assertions but actual ‘cases.’ A certain person contracts
    • arrive at the solution of world riddles. The person in question
    • This soul condition will prove itself to be such that the personality
    • Let us now assume that this personality before developing measles had
    • personality enters existence he will be anxious to make the
    • persons in question, the world says that this is the result of
    • An experienced person looking on the world will find it easy to
    • person has become ill because he entered this particular district. It
    • was not entirely wrong when, concerning the reason for the erection of
    • we have done one thing or another for this or that reason. Generally
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    • impressions pass by him in this life, simply for the reason that he
    • capacities of his own. Here we can say that a person has impressions
    • in the next incarnation. And this tendency leads the person to seek
    • family. From this we see that, in fact, a person has not inherited a
    • If we observe such a person from the moment of his birth, it will seem
    • dangerous in the highest degree. If the person were today to pass over
    • astral events and impressions. For this reason, because in the case of
    • the normal person the Ego is not sufficiently strong, it reacts upon
    • penetrate. Thus there is a good reason for our losing consciousness
    • waking person from this point of view, we shall say that in him are
    • members of man are linked together in the case of a normal person. Let
    • person has really in an earlier life done something that between death
    • down into this deep degree of consciousness, the person does not know
    • but is so vague that the person does not perceive it. This does not
    • necessarily mean that a person in this consciousness cannot perform
    • day-consciousness is extinguished and a person while walking in his
    • consciousness which the person cannot share in, because he can only
    • knowing anything about it. Let us now take the case of a person who
    • more deeply-lying processes of disease. In this case the person will
    • Ego-consciousness — but a person would never do it from this
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    • was formerly. For this reason it is essential first to ensure that
    • through a study of Anthroposophical truths. For this reason we insist
    • discussion. It is even more difficult to get them to listen to reason
    • make all efforts to induce the person to acquire a wholesome and
    • of Spiritual Science, have every reason to emphasise again and again
    • constitutes a fresh cause of pride. For this reason we see constantly
    • from the spiritual world for a wholesome reason, and with morality.
    • the very reason that it worked earlier and has been transformed into
    • Let us take the case of a person who has a disease of the liver, but
    • give an explanation. For this reason it is of little use to ask for an
    • brought it about that the seasons of the year succeed each other in
    • higher reason at work than can be perceived by man. When the hail
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    • — the case where the person succumbs to ahrimanic influence,
    • impression upon him, while another person who had preserved a sound
    • power of judgement would easily recognise that the person in question
    • altogether if the person in question finds the opportunity and has the
    • up a training that is rational and normal. So we can say that a person
    • some reason or another. He will be able, wherever he may be, to form
    • Thus a person may be perfectly logical and yet give expression to
    • such a person by logical reasoning. On the contrary, if we make use of
    • logical reasoning in such a case it may well happen that this will
    • the person in question by means of revelations of Spiritual Science.
    • Such a person is not amenable to any reasoning derived from the realm
    • etheric body. For this reason it may happen that the forces of the
    • direction. We can affect the rational soul with reasons which can be
    • incarnation by the ordinary means of external reason.
    • reasoning, for such reasoning will only call forth even more violent
    • part of us, then the whole of our personality will be radiating these
    • achieved by external logical reasoning we shall, if we patiently apply
    • upon the person in question, so that we can, as it were, achieve in
    • In the case of a person who is affected by these truths to such an
    • life.’ If such words are to have any value, the person should
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    • we are able to prevent the person from seeking this adjustment?
    • certain causes, certain maladies towards which the karma of a person
    • due to arrive. But notwithstanding, we can influence a person's karma
    • be denied that this woman, by reason of her sex, will undergo
    • emotional. For this reason we find that psychic experiences come to
    • which lies outside the bounds of morality. For this reason occultism
    • she retains a greater degree of free spirituality, and for that reason
    • rigidity. With all men this can be a personal experience.
    • new birth, and these are determined by much wiser reasons than a
    • experiences and for this reason, we are forced during our lifetime to
    • person would be ignorant of the fact that the birth and death of a
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    • We may ask what happens in a person's karma when by reason of his
    • to compensate for these acts and experiences, and this person is
    • reason — for the reason given in the previous lectures when we
    • A person will at first judge ‘matter’ according to what
    • impersonal force in man for which he could not be responsible. But in
    • of love, which we pour into another person as a balsam. All that is
    • body of the healer create with the person to be healed a sort of
    • addition to induce a polarity in another person, and this polarity,
    • person to be healed, is, in the fullest sense of the word, the
    • person is fully aware of them with his ordinary day-consciousness;
    • reason why, for everything of external substance which can be more or
    • poisons!’ The word poison today works as a suggestion, and people
    • ‘poison’? Every substance may be a poison. It is only a
    • Water is a strong poison, if one takes ten bucketfuls at one time. The
    • what they would be if one gave a person any other substance. It
    • indirectly through persons who are more sensitive to such influence
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    • the side we set down all the clever, reasonable and wise experiences,
    • and on the other all that is unreasonable, wicked or ugly. On one side
    • upon the physical plane may appear to be the persons most directly
    • an event in a reasonable light, could we possibly ascribe what each
    • separate person did at that time solely to the karmic account of that
    • reason only was the devoted work of the separate peoples made
    • thousand years there would still be persons who would speak of the
    • last, when the earth had reached its goal, it stands to reason that man
    • good.’ It is given for the reason that this was the degree of
    • we are still imperfect by reason of our failings in the world, that we
    • soul-forces are reversed. It is an age in which certain persons —
    • by a human being, a contact is established between them. The person is
    • Consider Miltiades, or some important personality, who played a part
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    • reference for every person on his or her path towards the spiritual
    • of the soul. If a person wanted to experience the Cosmic Midnight as
    • significance for a person's emotional life. There one lives through
    • Ahriman while he is insinuating himself among the various persons:
    • this or that person can hide meaning — clear meaning — in
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    • When a person has become familiar with the spiritual
    • as a human earth person, a normal sense-being within the sense world.
    • when our interest in the sense world is so reasonable that we can see
    • impulses of Ahriman within himself; for this reason they pulsate in
    • is the materialistic frame of mind; this is the reason men want to
    • upon its remaining in the sense world. First of all, if a person has
    • asceticism a person exposes himself to this kind of seduction because
    • external world, we call for certain reasons spiritual; what is more
    • attack if the love is for another person and for that other person's
    • is playing its part, in which a person loves because he himself has
    • being. In spiritual love a personal, individual element — we
    • worlds with each other. In human love whenever a person loves in the
    • this modern materialistic culture there is every reason to point out
    • well-being of their person. It is absolutely necessary for us to know
    • the element of self-will and other such tendencies. A person can then
    • that a person takes back into the sense world what he has
    • A person who is able to look in the right
    • for reality. The sweets, too, that such a person carries within
    • ball as if one were in a cosmic prison. Therefore in such a case the
    • spiritual world means that a person will most easily become the prey
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    • nothing in the nature and individuality of a person, for everything
    • Knowing a thing is not the same as creating it; a person learns only
    • clairvoyant and crossing the threshold. Only a person who wants to
    • your own distinct existence, your own separate personality. You know
    • all the time that in the presence of another person or happening you
    • are the same person that you were before and that you will be the
    • This changes as soon as a person enters the elemental
    • person within every other being, indeed unless we become similar to a
    • a person's soul that in passing through the sense world, he should
    • Let us suppose that a person's clairvoyant
    • suppose that a person were to go back into the physical world keeping
    • physical body. Through this physical body I am a definite personality
    • in the physical sense world; I am this or that distinct person. My
    • physical body stamps my personality upon me; the physical body and
    • personality. In the elemental world one is not a personality, for
    • it into a definite personality. The etheric body, which always wants
    • physical body. To put it even more concretely: a person could be,
    • be the emperor of China. (Or, to use another example, a person may be
    • our ordinary world? Observe it as you follow its movement. A person
    • elemental world a step further. There a person is not in a position
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    • person with a receptive attitude who follows the movement of these
    • a person could say to someone opening a letter: “Well, yes,
    • things. We know that he is to some extent a discerning and sensitive person
    • foolish a well-intentioned person can become when he wishes to look
    • the spiritual world and facts about it. It is of course reasonable to
    • followers, especially when the author is a celebrated person. The
    • something that happens to a person in childhood or youth returns to
    • because the person does not recognize it, he takes it for a
    • return later as a distinct memory. A person — if he is not
    • himself has good reason to draw attention to the mischief that can be
    • impressions out of the present life. To take one example: a person
    • were in your former life such and such a person.” And at the
    • another person on earth. However, we must remember that through
    • show you a relationship to a person whom it is impossible at the time
    • special way with this person,” the situation must be worked out
    • When we want to learn something about another person in
    • experience this reaction, a person knows nothing of it as a rule. But
    • person, there has to develop in unconscious soul depths, side by side
    • life, we realize that Ferdinand Fox is a real person, an extremely
    • that creeps and crawls with a life of its own. A person has to hold
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    • lectures. For this reason, I am going to add a little story to shed
    • Haeckel's atomistic view of the world. This was the reason for his
    • His reason told him: We really cannot get behind natural phenomena
    • thoughts that a person carries around within himself and ponders when
    • For this he doesn't need another person. In fact, he can think best
    • person that a feeling element of soul rises up into his solitary
    • person forms in himself the allurements of luciferic temptation. Now,
    • because a person separates himself with this kind of thinking from
    • nature of lonely, personal, inner thinking, said, Now let us look at
    • has its purpose and a person needs no words when he wants to be
    • spoken word, pronounces them correctly. When you mean the Sonne,
    • Sohn (“son”); the school language says der Sonn.
    • Sonne
    • son
    • Sonn
    • spoken word, and writing. No sensible person, even when he fully
    • images. A person could say, “I must so train myself in using
    • personal to be corrected. I must take into my soul the wisdom that
    • world and how to cross its threshold. And this every person will have
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    • elements, exist side by side. The reason for this is that here a
    • putting one's head into an ant hill. A person who has anything to do
    • a person lives in his physical body in the physical world around him.
    • what a person comes to recognize when he learns within his astral
    • personality within its ordinary limits alone, for you extend yourself
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    • When a person has shed his etheric body also, he ascends to the spirit world
    • the reason why I tried to describe the spiritual path as I did, not
    • subconscious soul impressions and impulses even to a person who is
    • sort of person Krishnamurti was made into.
    • A person who has this important, meaningful
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    • penetrate this culture. A discerning person who has some
    • already given, it is evident that as soon as a person approaches the
    • A person can actually ascend into the
    • other person on earth. And this other self, this true ego, decks
    • If a person with a healthy inner life searches out the
    • not enter the spiritual world. But when the person has a special
    • what otherwise couldn't enter it. With this, the person experiences
    • moment consider that any other person could have been to blame but I
    • in which we do not allow criticism or blame of another person to
    • of self, such as a person may not develop in the physical world if he
    • person's disposition and qualities, for him and for his sake.”
    • “love” and “tolerance.” What a person carries
    • person comes into those worlds and finds himself in a region of
    • discussion, it may perhaps be permissible to add for any person
    • diffused over the whole, development of even the other persons in
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    • falling asleep at night. But such a comparison is quite superficial.
    • Therefore, to make a real comparison, we must compare our falling
    • In what I have just said I have given you, in a comparison drawn from
    • son of King Sudhodana. He was Bodhisattva and became Buddha. The name
    • through the different personalities, rather than the single person.
    • the personal element enters. When we speak of Plato, of Socrates, of
    • a person: we place before men the separate life of the personality
    • with all that this personality has done for mankind. In our Western
    • personality to personality, for it has been the mission of Western
    • applied to many personalities. When, on the contrary, the name
    • single personality. This has been the education of the West.
    • trained for a time to direct his attention to the personality, but
    • added to the personal element. We stand now at the point where we
    • the contemplation of the personal.
    • attention to the mighty personality of the prophet Elijah. To begin
    • with, we may describe him as a personality. In the West he is seldom
    • personality from a wider point of view, we see that Elijah was
    • forerunner appeared, whom we know as the personality of John the
    • Now we can direct our gaze to another personality, to the remarkable
    • personality of the painter Raphael. This remarkable personality
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    • as you know, as dangerous. And why? Simply for the reason that if we
    • and that such a person reached
    • concerned. But notwithstanding that, we have no reason for sadness,
    • closer observation we find something very peculiar in a person who
    • place we find when we encounter a person who does not want to develop
    • soon we shall notice that when another person comes and tells us what
    • they are to become truths, the different visions of many persons
    • different persons. Then the experiences are actually the same in the
    • person who has become clairvoyant has reached a point at which the
    • is a clairvoyant and here is another person; in the soul of that
    • finds expression, is none the less present. The person whose mental
    • (pardon the comparison, but it will make it clear to you what is
    • person do who simply takes the innumerable and varied visions for
    • far the greater number of the visions! What does such a person do? He
    • South Poles of the world (if I may make the comparison) exchange
    • not its own personal feelings inflame it and has really created these
    • approaching more and more to the stage where all personal ambition is
    • killed out. Personal ambition tempts us ever more and more to produce
    • that which is merely personal, without listening to that which is the
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    • us, the songs of the great Pindar, our memories of the great art of
    • persons and criminals and made them his first Roman citizens. They
    • who have no reason to hide it. This is expressed in the statement:
    • Plato and Aristotle or Peter and Paul. There are just as good reasons
    • But during the Renaissance it is always for good reasons that we find
    • pointing down to the earth, will be found in the same person. Then we
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    • spiritual science, and in comparison with spiritual science is still
    • personalities, they will have to bring it all into inner movement in
    • time and see him, not as a single personality, but as the outstanding
    • For once, Jesus was to be shown as an historical person and was to be
    • same way any other dead person might have continued to work. Fitted
    • personality accounted for by the milieu in which He lived. That is
    • into one personality. Jesus does not concern him at all. The only
    • told of Him. In the case of Jesus it is only that His personality
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    • nature of indications. Moreover, there is a further reason, which is
    • further reason that causes certain difficulties in treating conditions
    • differently. He has become weak in courage. The modern person much
    • presence, he always showed himself to those persons connected with the
    • son of a virgin who had conceived him through super earthly powers,
    • Vitzliputzli. He is a human person who, among all these beings who
    • who went about on earth as I have described. Such a gifted personality
    • personality of humanity and describes Him in such a way that He stands
    • before us only as outer personality. Should it go on increasing
    • to lose oneself gradually in mankind and so come to see each person in
    • can never come to a really good, upright, strong personal inner life
    • as frequently has happened, clothed by many persons in such feelings,
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    • and for good reasons — for three or four centuries, resembles a
    • reason. Nowadays, people on the whole believe that the Ptolemaic world
    • reason thought was quite unable to penetrate below the surface.
    • person imagines, that is, the search for the spirit along
    • other persons who did not enter into this phenomenon of the time
    • going on. Such persons have always existed. They had great
    • that those persons who have preserved an exact knowledge of the
    • materialistic approach had good reasons for this, which have been
    • reason that it has been fought not only with logic but also hatred.
    • You will ask, “But do not all reasonable people really desire the
    • “Yes, all reasoning people desire the good.” But what really
    • reason for turning away from the terrible state into which modern
    • years ago as an important personality when his first book on European
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    • come after him, a kind of little son. Lucifer and Ahriman strove to
    • reason these mysteries had to be instituted in a truly devilish form
    • This cult was dedicated to the successor, the son of the Great Spirit,
    • reasons be avoided. That would be the very way to succumb to these
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    • at strengthening the soul life as individual and personal with the
    • human personality ruling the West who can actually be said to have
    • A highly gifted personality, Philip the Fair, who was equipped with
    • the gaze of his soul, and he sees himself as though imprisoned by what
    • France they were suddenly attacked and thrown into prison. During
    • persons as possible, and the torture was applied in the most cruel way
    • is every ostensible reason for condemning the Knights Templar. Many
    • countless persons in the nation would also look on that as something
    • times. May I perhaps add here the personal confession that when for
    • unreasonable to deem this man to be a Russian. In so doing, you will
    • culture toward the understanding of Goethe's personality. We can, of
    • a book treating of a personality who was supposed to have been born in
    • died. This person, however, is not Goethe but a fantasy of Mr.
    • himself. As one of the most enthusiastic followers of Emerson, he has
    • himself with him. Now, Grimm finds his way into this American-Emerson
    • When sun-filled airs with song of lark resound.
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    • idea of a person's character if one knows that he has had two wives
    • persons also appear in France in whom these cultural impulses live.
    • If, however, we now turn our minds to the outstanding personalities
    • in 1535. Here, for various reasons, a man is executed who sees into
    • executed. I cannot go into the inner reasons today, but externally it
    • personalities comes, if one observes its real cause, from the fact
    • Robinson Crusoe, was produced. One need only think how the
    • Robinson Crusoe would have been unthinkable if it had not been
    • individual, personal, if in a definite epoch it were torn out of this
    • a farmer resembles a person who is not willing to hear that, as well
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    • fear, all kinds of reasons rise up from the depths of their soul which
    • they call logical, and they give out these reasons as logical
    • even persons of a materialist turn of mind cannot altogether drive
    • when we cut our finger? For the simple reason that the knife cuts the
    • is the reason why the astral body then feels pain. The pain comes from
    • proudest soul-treasure — Intellect, Reason. The inhabitants of
    • the civilized world of that time did not yet need reason. What our
    • reason does today, was done by those human beings out of the
    • reason, without intelligence. Those who came down amongst them also
    • souls they had received the first germ of intelligence, of reason.
    • clairvoyance impregnated with reason. These were the first Aryans, of
    • impregnated the ancient soul-powers with reason, out of that
    • ancient soul-vision, and reason more and more freed itself from the
    • the reason why one person is an aristocrat and another is not, for
    • processions through the villages at a certain season of the year, with
    • reach a purified cultural life. For this reason Spiritual Science
    • revolt which is still in the minds of many persons inclined to
    • abstract life of reason has endeavoured to permeate itself with a
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    • I should like to recall to you one personality, a truly materialistic
    • You all know those persons who to a great extent are responsible,
    • compare one thing with another. In this way a comparison came to me
    • cultivated as those which we find in the leading personalities during
    • wars, and the way in which such modern personalities form their
    • Christ in our day. The most anti-Christian persons are frequently
    • those persons of whom I have been speaking. It is because no true
    • pronouncements such as Wilson has done in the Fourteen Points, from
    • civilization of today has developed, a human personality who was the
    • incorporated in the East in an earthly personality, to prepare for
    • as do so many academic persons and the like. If we faithfully travel
    • whose birth we commemorate at this holy season, is betrayed most of
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    • when men are filled with personal ideas and feelings is indeed
    • intellect the reason of the letters following each other. Taken in the
    • Church. For this reason the Gospels are not allowed to be studied by
    • strictly discriminate between those persons who do harm to the
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    • like a mirror. Indeed, comparison with a mirror approaches reality far
    • abstract, we may consider this comparison with a mirror as I have just
    • power, must exert to the utmost his reason. If he so exerts it through
    • viz., to make use of their healthy human reason in order to
    • man's reason, it would also be possible to avoid altogether the
    • should stimulate contemplation of the comparison of the past with the
    • backs up this Jesuit? A Jesuit does not merely represent his personal
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    • connected with personal experiences, these essays have a definite
    • single person can be satisfied.” Taken in the abstract, no
    • hand, we hear a personality like Lenin saying: “Among people of
    • allow the compulsion of argument, of impersonal argument, to work upon
    • great period of German evolution, a personality such as Schiller, was
    • downfall! There are persons lacking courage who join the
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    • It is for that very reason that it meets with such opposition, for the
    • us to them. Let me put this to you in a personal way. When I speak on
    • thought-life. By way of comparison, how is it that the eye enables us
    • visionary experience? It is that the person is completely given up to
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    • personality; in the soul life there must be control in every stage and
    • styles. This the Anthroposophical Movement, by reason of its inner
    • assimilated with the earth. He sees by comparison how, in effect, what
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    • For this reason I have chosen Anthroposophy and the Human
    • men, to matters that are decided only in the most personal way.
    • physical world, yet resembling an animal by reason of representing a
    • positively have become an automaton. By reason of being transferred to
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    • reason of man's having become cosmically a hermit, this is even more
    • the blossom, we must vividly imagine — though not personified
    • of men, as I have set forth. But by reason of being such a creature
    • He would be victorious for a very definite reason: by virtue of his
    • and find a variety of reasons for it. As a rule it is caused by fear
    • them. This men can do if they will receive the lessons of the
    • And men will experience the cycle of the seasons. They will experience
    • can once more experience the cycle of the seasons as a living reality