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- Title: Gospel of John: Lecture IV: The Raising of Lazarus
- ancient Mysteries is called “initiation.” How did
- these initiations in the ancient Mysteries take place?
- for initiation were led into the Mysteries. Everywhere
- the important thing. All preparations for initiation depended
- Through Christ-Jesus a new initiation had to arise to replace
- the old, an initiation produced by means of forces of which
- we have yet to speak. The old form of initiation must end,
- represents initiation. The individuality Lazarus had to be
- his place of initiation. This same expression “Whom the
- have to offer, I say by virtue of the initiation which has
- virtue of the initiation which the Lord has conferred upon
- of initiation was to let it be clearly understood that in the
- initiation — had received indications of the coming
- old principles of initiation, one who in their eyes did
- adhere to the old principles of initiation. And this
- through their initiation into the spiritual world. Not from
- the Light were through initiation born of God. This gives us
- through dreams or in other ways in the places of Initiation.
- course of his initiation. A very important truth is always
- Title: Gospel of John: Lecture V: The Seven Degrees of Initiation
- The Seven Degrees of Initiation
- THE SEVEN DEGREES OF INITIATION
- “raising,” through the initiation which is
- which I have received through initiation, therefore in the
- who has attained a certain degree of initiation. Therefore he
- of initiation. You already know that there are different
- degrees of initiation. For example, in a certain form of
- oriental initiation, seven degrees can be distinguished and
- a symbol of Egyptian-Chaldean initiation. He meant with these
- Title: Gospel of John: Lecture VI: The "I AM"
- initiation, only chosen individuals could perceive the
- Title: Gospel of John: Lecture VII: The Mystery of Golgotha
- Christian Initiation, He uttered those extraordinary words
- Title: Gospel of John: Lecture VIII: Human Evolution in its Relation to the Christ Principle
- Indian way of initiation was created. This method of
- initiation arose out of the longing for what was past and
- initiation which, through its technique and exercises,
- each night. Thus in the ancient initiations, the teacher had
- the ancient method of initiation, the Yoga
- initiation, by means of which the pupil was lifted out of the
- which resulted from this kind of initiation found its echo in
- during initiation, but it was still possible and in a certain
- Title: Gospel of John: Lecture IX: The Prophetical Documents and the Origin of Christianity
- was the first form of initiation of this period. In fact
- initiation, it was a matter of a loss of personality. An
- distinguished the most ancient form of initiation. This was
- their principle of initiation led them, by means of their
- Title: Gospel of John: Lecture X: The Effect of the Christ Impulse Within Mankind
- have attained a Christian or a Rosicrucian initiation —
- even for those who have attained any initiation whatsoever
- during the process of initiation. Picture to yourselves the
- end of this act of initiation.
- days, the candidate for initiation lay in a lethargic sleep.
- earth. As final result of this third chapter of initiation,
- initiation. On the first day there occurred what took place
- sixth epoch. These are the three days of initiation. The
- Title: Gospel of John: Lecture XI: Christian Initiation
- Christian Initiation
- CHRISTIAN INITIATION
- initiation, especially in regard to the Gospel of St. John.
- as a very special characteristic during his initiation, that
- initiation. To be a homeless man, means that he must develop
- acceptance of some of the ancient principles of initiation.
- initiation. It will suffice, if we consider especially the
- three main types of initiation; the ancient Yoga, the really
- specific Christian initiation, and that initiation which is
- Christian-Rosicrucian initiation. We intend now to describe
- what course initiation, in general, takes in all three of
- aspires to initiation and has attained it, higher organs have
- John. We shall consider the specifically Christian initiation
- initiation as one which a person belonging to the present
- initiation has to do exclusively with the feelings, and I
- Christian initiation, in the true sense of the word. The
- practiced in the Rosicrucian initiation, but the result is
- that the important thing in initiation is to influence the
- same in all methods of initiation. Only in the method of
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- Title: Gospel of John: Lecture XII: The Nature of the Virgin Sophia and of the Holy Spirit
- initiation. We have seen that the astral body is thereby
- initiation is everywhere really the same — although the
- body. In the pre-Christian initiation, it was done in the
- the spiritual. Initiation consisted essentially of these two
- necessary to carry out other methods of initiation which
- specifically Christian initiation in which it was necessary
- This kind of initiation which is specifically Christian could
- Christian initiation. We only wish to become acquainted with
- initiation without the three and a half day continued
- help of initiation and works for it. Then will the
- Rosicrucian initiation, although resting upon a Christian
- initiation must conform to what has gradually been
- understand that when a person has attained this initiation,
- of initiation the Christian esotericist attains the
- initiation. You may ask how did this come about?
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