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  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 1: Spiritual Science and Language
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    • by which the human being expresses himself.
    • let us deal with that universal expression of the human spirit which is
    • expression which is connected with language but is fundamentally different
    • which pass through our soul, can be expressed only poorly and inadequately in
    • his temperament is expressed, even on his conception of existence as a whole.
    • being expresses itself in language.
    • is within us which the object, expressed as word, means? In this respect
    • between his soul and this expressive element, which is like the essential
    • nature of the object, calls forth the ability in the soul to express this
    • present today in the expression of language.
    • appearance of the four members of the human being? How are they expressed
    • is the outward physical expression in man and animal of the ether or life
    • present. What, now, is the expression in the human being of his ego? It is
    • soul. Who would deny that the physiognomy expresses what lives and works
    • overall expression of what those forces made of the human being. These beings
    • sensitive to light there would be no impression of light for us, then this is
    • fallen over. What is outer happening and outer impression — the falling
    • artistic impression
    • could come to expression in him in this threefold direction.
    • outward activities, outward objects which make an impression on us, and
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  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 2: Laughing and Weeping
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    • expressions of a person's inner spiritual life. But in order to do this
    • towards the object or the being; it expresses itself in some way and
    • ego expresses itself in the astral, etheric and physical bodies.
    • the impressions which the environment or the being might make on it. The
    • impressions will, of course, be made on our physical body unless we close our
    • from being touched by impressions from the outer world. This withdrawal of
    • astral body comes to expression in the physical, and the physical expression
    • expressing grotesquely the significance of these men for their time. To try
    • ourselves above the impression it makes on our physical body, to become free
    • the ego presses the astral body together.
    • it along with itself. The bodily expression of this contraction is a flow of
    • away and the astral body contracts, it seeks to regain by this pressure on
    • ego, the central point in man, which expresses itself in laughing and
    • until it can impress on the undefined physiognomy the qualities it has
    • taken on the individual character that belongs to it, it cannot express a
    • outer world. Only the ego can express itself in laughter or tears. So it is
    • which we can express in words by saying that the animal does not raise itself
    • and expresses his relief in laughter, or, in the opposite case, when he seeks
    • for a relationship he cannot find and expresses his frustration in tears
    • breath of air is drawn in. In weeping the opposite occurs. We press the
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  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 3: What is Mysticism?
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    • the soul from all external impressions and perceptions, so that the soul
    • to grasp them with his intellect. His view is that outward sense-impressions
    • is achieved when the ego assimilates external impressions and quietly allows
    • with its realms of light and colour and all the other impressions it makes on
    • sympathy or antipathy, from the impressions it receives. A human
    • directs him towards the outer world and the impressions the latter makes upon
    • from the outer world, to obliterate all impressions and conceptual images
    • content. The mystic feels that impressions of the outer world, with their
    • suppressing something which exists in the soul's hidden depths. The
    • soul. But when all impressions from the outer world are erased, the inner
    • once we have obliterated the impressions and conceptual images of the outer
    • mysticism an individual colouring. Hence the expressions used by a mystic and
    • words as he expresses them anything that can have direct validity for
    • of existence; or he may obliterate external impressions and allow the inner
    • outer impressions we can discover the inner spark, and see how it shines when
    • blood which is the external expression of human consciousness, of the human
    • shall realize that this streaming, pulsating blood is the expression as much
    • will no longer be the expression of any passions, but only of his inner
    • become a pure expression of his higher soul-nature. Thus the black cross
    • the soul could not imagine a red rose unless it had received an impression of
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  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 4: The Nature of Prayer
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    • experiences that come to him from the external world. He tries to press on to
    • world-order but to give heart-warmingly beautiful expression in his writings
    • Closer observation shows that the impressions left on us by past experiences,
    • good effects. To call forth this frame of mind and to give it expression in
    • emerging. We were given over to external impressions and the manifold demands
    • feel abandoned and pressed in on ourselves. When morning brings the light, we
    • prayer are expressed better in images than in ideas. We can think, for
    • manifold pressures of the world, where at first the soul is lost and cannot
    • the quite different aspect expressed in comedy, in the humorous approach
    • expressed in stone and reaching heavenwards?
    • our praying will be permeated by the feeling for eternity which is expressed
  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 5: Sickness and Healing
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    • so far as they are only physical expressions of spiritual causes, was
    • expression of the instincts, desires, passions, thoughts and feelings which
    • learning to write. When we put pen to paper in order to express our thoughts,
    • can then come to expression by means of the outer tools of the physical body.
    • expression on a higher level of what we are faced with as necessity on a
    • the soul in our current normal life has to find expression in an organ; and
    • life, they can express in an ether body and a physical body everything which
    • draw in from outer experience come to expression in our soul-life between
    • This might give the impression as if the poet had wanted to say: “The
  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 6: Positive and Negative Man
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    • person as one who, in face of all the impressions pouring in on him from the
    • impressions cannot disturb. Again, his actions follow certain urges and
    • impulses which will not be affected by whatever transient impressions may
    • impressions and is strongly influenced by ideas which come to him from this
    • nothing for him but a dull life, shut off from new impressions, seeing and
    • man, ready at any time to welcome new impressions and always prepared to
    • with a soul that surrenders to every detail, with the result each impression
    • many of the same impressions, but he works on them and knows how to fit them
    • every new impression and may still be easily elated or depressed: compared
    • his inclinations and desires and to impose on the ever-changing impressions
    • impresses on the outer world. Similarly, we would never reach a real
    • ourselves off for a while from impressions and stimuli from the outer world,
    • If he is not prepared to suppress the positive qualities in his sentient
    • soul, so that new impressions can flow in; if he is unable to raise himself
    • negative capacity to receive new impressions, he will get no
    • to the influx of external impressions and to uniting himself with them. This
    • means that he will take in not only good impressions, but also bad and
    • indefinable impressions which are hardly evident in external life. For
    • accomplish this stage-by-stage ascent. In the first place it has to suppress
    • the positive element in itself and open itself to new impressions by putting
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  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 7: Error and Mental Disorder
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    • will find expressions and appearances which only seem to be different in
    • obstacle for the normal expression of the consciousness soul. If we divide
    • prevents the thought from coming to expression fully, so that the thought
    • body. Therefore those pathological expressions of our soul-life which are
    • expressions of our intellectual soul.
    • when the error comes to expression in the ether body. Such error cannot
    • causes no resistance to the consciousness soul and we can give expression to
    • yet able to express himself properly about the subject, who cannot yet form
    • according to the impression made on us by another person. Let us assume that
  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 8: Human Conscience
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    • words were deeply impressive. In order to characterise the chief innovation
    • ennobled and given expression in a way that left no doubt as to its
    • which make a peculiar impression, for they clearly fail to recognise the
  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 9: The Mission of Art
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    • to do with the human activities which strive, above all, to give expression
    • dissertations on the idea of God made a deep impression on Goethe. Together
    • so that they come to full expression in the soul's creative powers.
    • himself to be a vessel through which spiritual powers expressed
    • difficult to discern how Homer was giving continued expression to the
    • evident. But when with ardent devotion, expressed in speech and song, the
    • so impressively to the region which the human ego can reach when, by its own
    • Dante that specially impressed us? He stands there by himself, with his own
    • given so effective expression to the truth as he saw it if he had described
    • world. And so, even when artists are most personal in expression, they feel
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science and Speech
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    • expresses itself, — that is to say Spiritual Science in our
    • To-day we shall consider the expression of the spirit of
    • expression which is indeed bound up with speech and yet fundamentally
    • speech can only inadequately express the feelings, the thoughts, and
    • knows to what an extent the way a man is able to express the content
    • life on the other, are expressed in speech, the so-called ‘Mystery
    • life of the soul by observing how a man expresses himself in words.
    • forth from us, and how it expresses the phenomenon as a word.
    • express this inner sound-essence; the inner essence of the bell is
    • expressed in some way when we ‘feel again’ its tone in
    • expressed in human speech. If, therefore, we take our start from our
    • expressed in speech.
    • what lies at its foundation. How is it expressed outwardly in
    • and also in the animal, the outer physical expression of the etheric
    • And what is the expression of the Ego in man? It is the
    • and changing the physical body. The facial expression is surely an
    • whole, an expression of what these Spiritual Beings made of him. What
    • “without an eye sensitive to the light, the impression of the
    • have remained at a stage where their form cannot, be an expression of
    • down. The outer event and impression (the falling chair) are
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  • Title: Lecture: Prayer
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    • that they come into being under the impression of our
    • impression of an observation of the past that has been
    • prayer, and prayer as the expression of this spirit, we shall
    • over to external impressions, wasting our energies in the
    • that may indeed be said to express the deepest secrets of man
    • expresses the opposite attitude in comedy through the
    • feelings, thoughts, and impressions accompanying us are

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