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  • Title: The Ego: Lecture 3
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    • Deeper Secrets of Human Existence in the Light of the Gospels,
    • human, occult and other aims, and beside this highest human principle,
    • the various epochs of human development are very different from each
    • significant event in human evolution. What is he really pointing to?
    • the Ego which employs the instruments of the senses. The ancient human
    • his astral body. The ancient human being saw, perceived in the astral
    • Thus we have an evolution of humanity before us of which we can say:
    • angel, the angel-man, was at the human stage. The angel was man on the
    • — prophets were so inspired in their human astral body, that the
    • have characterised in the following way: There will come in human
    • certain human beings must be so inspired on earth, through grace, in
    • being human; that they are angels in human form.
    • understand at all the evolution of humanity in the sense of occultism.
    • a man? Perhaps the human existence is but the external veil, employed
    • In ancient times, such an event was actualised for humanity, when that
    • John the Baptist, in order to effect what no human being would have
    • in the human breast, since the astral body had gradually lost the
    • human race. He knew, therefore, that the word “Kyrios”
    • valid in the soul forces. Prepare yourselves, ye human souls, to go
    • greatest event in human evolution; thus you understand from this how
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  • Title: Excursus/Mark: I: A Retrospect
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    • present day language for the sake of all humanity. In order to do
    • within our souls when the great truths of humanity strike these
    • the greatest of all truths without which the human soul, in its
    • mean for our souls? It satisfies the deepest, most humanly-worthy
    • conscious of his human worth, cannot live. It also gives this
    • spring from the deep needs of the human soul. Even if a man from
    • great question, and springs from the most human of desires. A man
    • to the human soul.
    • communications and presentations of spiritual facts to a human soul?
    • human worth” when he has brought them down into a sphere
    • ordinary language of human consciousness.
    • conquered and intercourse with them established, humanity would still
    • spiritual wisdom mean more to the individual after death than human
    • human individuals this is because of his having passed through so
    • the Spirit of humanity as a whole, not in any egoistic spirit.
    • beg of you to believe, in no region of human development is deception
  • Title: Excursus/Mark: II: Some Practical Points of View
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    • human errors spring from failing to recognise this. In the accounts
    • studies the human organisms as revealed by the instruments and
    • an earlier humanity, the utensils and instruments of civilisations
    • form some idea of how the human race has developed. It studies
    • from this standpoint, and many of the ordinary human activities met
    • what emerges in daily life as characteristic human feelings, ideas,
    • the human soul is really designed for truth, not for untruth; it is
    • of the value of these truths for human life. But every soul, are
    • human soul can interpret things for itself from its own impressions
    • this is a worn out saying. Just as the human countenance expresses
    • ordinary content of human thinking; feeling and will varies so much
    • same in every nation in all parts of the earth and in every human
    • feature of the human soul to-day is this powerlessness of its
    • immortality of the human soul, you may be sure most people would
    • eternal nature of human existence, and in spite of this remain
    • reincarnation and human immortality so as to have something for life,
    • lectures on the life of the human soul, entitled "Psychosophy," which
  • Title: Excursus/Mark: III: Excursus: Lecture I
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    • of that period of human
    • such epochs of earthly humanity.
    • explained how we can distinguish between the separate human being,
    • within human consciousness to-day; while what we acquired generally
    • culture. In this respect human evolution from the Atlantean
    • catastrophe until the next great catastrophe is macrocosmic. Humanity
    • periods; and the most important things that were to arise in human
    • human consciousness was essentially and absolutely an inheritance. It
    • anything new came forth from human nature. Increase in knowledge was
    • dawned in them so that for the first time it took the form of human
    • to this was added what was capable of being clothed in human
    • thoughts. But human conceptions had first to be found, and into them
    • learnt that the super-sensible part of human nature which permeates
    • which can give them proof of human immortality, conviction is not
    • But at a time when humanity had sunk to the final — hardly any
    • humanity in our post-Atlantean age at a time when man was least
    • studies human development in a wide sense, it is a most interesting
    • compare the infinite spirituality of that essence which entered human
    • facts of human and world-events in a way conformable to Aristotelean
    • develops — to see how the “I am” of all humanity
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  • Title: Excursus/Mark: III: Excursus: Lecture II
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    • human individuals according to space and time. Knowing this let us
    • of immeasurably great importance to human evolution; an event
    • fact that through it full consciousness first entered the human soul
    • the reference to the great change in the evolution of the human soul;
    • live at a time when humanity was at the stage when his ego could be
    • Spiritual Beings through whom some important advance in human
    • mighty change in human evolution is felt, “I think,”
    • was to come to pass in human nature. With holy reverence and deep
    • human soul. But man must do something so that he can really take
    • humanity,” and he described himself as a
    • according to Mark facts of human evolution, historical events, are
    • “Angelic,” not a human power; and that this Power spoke
    • sequence of the words, we keep before us both their human and their
    • mysteries of the cosmos and the mysteries of human nature be more
    • produced by clearly defined forces. So is the human heart. You can
    • as light meets in the rainbow — what remains is the human
  • Title: Excursus/Mark: III: Excursus: Lecture III
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    • human and cosmic development. One has to acknowledge that in what is
    • impulses in human evolution which contributed to its further
    • by which the human ego can enter into its own Being, its own deeper
    • descent of the ego into the abyss of its own human nature.
    • have traced human development through the Saturn, Sun and Moon
    • are at the stage corresponding to the development of the human ego,
    • We have described the human Being from various points of view as an
    • case. What ordinarily confronts him as the human physical body to-day
    • is not the human physical body but a corpse. The physical body cannot
    • as it works in the physical mineral world is the true human body.
    • the human senses perceive the world as they do is connected with the
    • such a picture of the world as man has; and the human organism
    • content of your ego. As normal human Beings you know the content of
    • What does a human
    • That is, when it really gets to know these two members of human
    • through the “Egoism of human nature,” through greed,
    • following this path certain leaders of humanity attained what such
    • instance, attained what enabled them to become leaders of humanity.
    • If humanity had only
    • illuminate and work within a human form.
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  • Title: Excursus/Mark: III: Excursus: Lecture IV
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    • humanity, something in which these people feel at one. This, in
    • humanity are connected only with the things of soul and spirit. But
    • time and for speech, but human nature is influenced also by other
    • particular districts. The humanity that flourishes at the Equator is
    • in the Gospel according to Mark, and even in such human endeavours as
    • our whole human evolution; that he associated this directly with that
    • through “Adam.” Hence Paul calls the humanity that began
    • see in the man of Lemurian times, and on into pre-Christian humanity,
    • essential facts of human evolution clearly before modern minds, in
    • great importance when man is studied as a whole. Human evolution must
    • prejudice of science. Observing human evolution closely we say:
    • something belonging to human evolution that it would be well the
    • modern humanity. The forces among which he is then placed lacerate
    • with the spirit of man to-day; we see how profoundly the human spirit
    • form a foundation, for the evolved human ego is not yet present. But
    • if it entered into an evolved human ego there would then take place
    • development would blend with all the rest of the human being. The
    • human source, but from the vast world-depths out of which we are born
  • Title: Excursus/Mark: III: Excursus: Lecture V
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    • in them, for they are seen in human life. I would like, in order that
    • gradually affect the entire human being so that it is slowly
    • destroyed. Such images are closely connected with the way human life
    • hear it said: — “This science holds, that the human
    • case of the human countenance, and greater still than in respect of
    • the surface of other parts of the human body. This must not be
    • the human body should not be treated alike. For instance, as a
    • where ordinary human observation is of necessity led to spiritual
    • distinguish between the different parts of human consciousness.
    • connected as it was with profound facts of human nature. It is where
    • a certain extent inhuman to laugh at a simpleton, but it is quite
    • through such artistic presentations, though it is inhuman to laugh at
  • Title: Excursus/Mark: III: Excursus: Lecture VI
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    • that the human nature of Jesus of Nazareth can be traced back to a
    • recently of many things in human life, and in the composition of the
    • to-day, which may serve as an introduction to certain facts of human
    • human evolution should be recognised, not recognised only, but kept
    • human nature. For what, among much else, is taking place in the
    • special ideal for our humanity; might construct out of his head and
    • day humanity to grasp this. All the same it is a universal law, and
    • holds for each individual as well as for the whole human race.
    • The evolution of the human soul is full of such ordered arrangements.
    • human evolution by overstepping the sacred laws of the soul's
    • will not let this loose headlong on humanity like a mad bull, but
    • future course of human evolution will be such, that the saying of St.
    • more and more true, that that human ego alone is fruitful which
    • representative, will be lived through by the whole of humanity in the
    • fanciful tales by the greater part of humanity.
    • what was to enter more and more into the human ego after the coming
    • other hand, will be gradually to fill the whole of humanity with the
    • sphere when from musical sound it becomes the spoken human word, so
    • to pass in the further course of human evolution, everything that is
    • to us the meaning of the Christ-Impulse for the human ego. It is very
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  • Title: Excursus/Mark: III: Excursus: Lecture VII
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    • “period of transition” through which human evolution
    • have described the whole course of human evolution. First we have a
    • descending path. When we picture the general course of human
    • In human evolution we
    • more powerful it will permeate all human life until earthly evolution
    • the souls of men, then the great Impulse for the human head, for the
    • with the course of human evolution have no idea what the mental
    • humanity as a whole. Keppler and Copernicus would not have been
    • things will occur again, for human evolution only progresses when
    • realms exercises his enduring influence on human culture. We look to
    • brought up at first far removed from all human misery; from all
    • what conduced to human happiness. He was called Josaphat; the name
    • remarks are intended to act as a stimulus to thoughts on human
    • any faculties that appear in the human being can be traced to his
    • found in human nature has nothing to do with what is called the
    • epochs has nothing whatever to do with this. One part of human nature
    • astral bodies, but a large part of our human nature — that
    • distinguish one part of our human nature as being the result of the
    • of human nature, concerning which there is the greatest confusion at
    • describe the development of the human embryo as being only the
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  • Title: Excursus/Mark: IV: The Path of Theosophy from Former Ages until Now
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    • spirit goes back to very early ages of humanity. Its mysteries
    • here, and our studies show us how the human soul has developed in
    • Luciferic Beings, and these later approached the human astral body as
    • tempters, giving to humanity in this way what they had to give. Then
    • that the human evolution possible to-day, and that can give us power,
    • rage in the human soul must be recognised, and when we recognise them
    • know the threefold nature of the human sheaths. In former days we
    • behind on the moon and worked upon the human astral body. The
    • We say: — The human soul must attain to a certain rhythm.
    • — stimulated the powers of the human soul by means of
    • but now so that they will kindle human powers, human forces. Yes,
    • spiritual secrets. The spirit of all humanity — both of the
    • implanted in humanity passes on from epoch to epoch. And in this way
    • humanity did in fact further arid support the teaching of Christ in
  • Title: Background/Mark: Lecture One: On the Investigation and Communication of Spiritual Truths
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    • the whole evolution of humanity. It would not do to limit
    • spiritual evolution of humanity which first became accessible
    • confronts the great truths of humanity. In our Groups the
    • which are needed for the life of the human soul; and on the
    • the support which everyone conscious of his true humanity
    • indeed the most human of all needs, of man's soul. Even if
    • from a deep human need and man can dispense with the answers
    • a human soul.
    • investigator himself these facts acquire a human value only
    • the language of ordinary human consciousness.
    • realise that humanity must die unless spiritual wisdom is
    • death there is its value for the progress of humanity on the
    • human reason, and a man whose karma while he was incarnated
    • For humanity
    • level than other human individualities among the hierarchies
    • significance of the Christ Event for humanity — emphasis was
  • Title: Background/Mark: Lecture Two: Higher Knowledge and Man's Life of Soul
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    • human physical organism as it presents itself to the methods
    • idea of how the human race has evolved through the ages. It
    • by civilised humanity in much earlier times. In this way
    • between the human soul and truth. This instinctive, natural
    • have for human life. But once spiritual truths have been
    • from the heights for the use and benefit of all human beings,
    • experiences, the human soul itself can be described in its
    • reason why human thinking, feeling and willing vary so
  • Title: Background/Mark: Lecture Three: The Tasks of the Fifth Post-Atlantean Epoch
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    • human being as a ‘Microcosm’, a ‘little
    • show in detail how the individual human being is to be
    • they lie more or less within the range of human consciousness
    • epoch. In the much earlier Atlantean epoch human
    • ever-increasing development of human consciousness is the
    • macrocosmic process; humanity as a whole evolves as one great
    • During this period the physical body of the human being
    • the post-Atlantean epochs and that of the individual human
    • worlds. Basically, all the wisdom that penetrated into human
    • with the second period in human life and is, in fact, best
    • period in human life, from birth to the seventh year. During
    • post-Atlantean humanity. Something new has therefore made its
    • with the intellectual concepts developed by humanity, it is
    • exist to-day. Something capable of being clothed in human
    • the life of a human being. In the second period he learns
    • life-period most human beings have to apply their knowledge
    • studying the evolution of humanity as a whole it would be
    • entered into humanity and the fact that shortly before His
    • world-history and the evolution of humanity in such a way
    • humanity itself streamed into evolution, at the time when man
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  • Title: Background/Mark: Lecture Four: The Symbolic Language of the Macrocosm in the Gospel of St. Mark
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    • pre-Christian times many human beings were initiated in the
    • From the beginning he speaks of how humanity has developed in
    • the Christ Impulse the human soul became conscious for the
    • the development of the human soul: whereas hitherto men had
    • human beings had once been able to attain with the old
    • matters of vital importance in human evolution are to take
    • evolution of humanity was that man now said:
    • the evolution of the human soul. But the word
    • human soul are clear. But man must himself do something to
    • indicate processes in the historical evolution of humanity
    • following the words we always have in mind both a human and a
    • secrets of human nature more exactly than is usual. At the
    • conditions. This is also true of the human heart. Imagine
  • Title: Background/Mark: Lecture Five: The Two Main Streams of Post-Atlantean Civilisation
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    • influenced the evolution of humanity. I have always
    • path by which the human Ego can penetrate into its own,
    • of his constitution. We have described the human being from
    • the world as man perceives it, and the outer human organism
    • human nature, what does he find? Our attention must here be
    • injured by all lower urges, by every form of egoism in human
    • an impetus to the evolution of humanity.
    • But if humanity had always been obliged to depend upon
    • world-history, we realise that this is not a human being who
    • within a human sheath.
    • necessary for world-evolution, a human being is inspired by a
    • To this end the circumstances of the life of such a human
    • the whole life of such a human being, not confined to the
    • way the individuality of a human being is born into the
    • be given to humanity. Similar stories are also told about
    • humanity. Whereas if he had objective vision of the spiritual
    • human. It is always a sign that what are seen are fantasies
    • diving-spiritual Being, the Christ, descended into a human
    • highest level. Christ descended into a human being in his
    • mainly concerned to show how the human personality into whom
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  • Title: Background/Mark: Lecture Six: The Son of God and the Son of Man. The Sacrifice of Orpheus
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    • intervene in human life.
    • human astral body that is essentially influenced by whatever
    • human being thrives below the Equator, another in the regions
    • because the human beings responsible for such culture would
    • human beings living in different climates. External
    • in a very special way. Every rational human being should ask
    • humanity and that he links this Event directly with what is
    • Golgotha, this most essential fact of human evolution. Before
    • must observe the development of the human being closely and
    • case human life would take a very different course. Man would
    • consciousness makes this inevitable. Human beings nowadays
    • of expressing facts. This is an aspect of human evolution
    • the modern mind a human being is simply the physical
    • what humanity was to receive through it. Thus in Greece
    • the bite of an adder — a picture of his human failings —
    • human being onwards from the point in his life to which his
    • stage the developed human ‘I’ is not yet present.
    • with the rest of the human being. That is the immediate fact.
  • Title: Background/Mark: Lecture Seven: The Higher Members of Man's Constitution
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    • human constitution and gradually undermine it; they are
    • forces in our lives can be easily observed. We meet human
    • life of every human being divides itself in such a way that
    • see in what different ways the human soul and spirit manifest
    • human face and less still in the case of the other parts of
    • sympathy or compassion is established with human beings or
    • To laugh at real folly is in a certain respect inhuman. We
    • and burlesque how the folly of human action leads of itself
    • than this. On the other hand it is inhuman to laugh at a
    • predicament in which a fellow human being finds himself, or
  • Title: Background/Mark: Lecture Eight: Laws of Rhythm in the Domain of Soul-and-Spirit.
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    • humanity on Earth; the descent is traced to Adam who, it is
    • clearly that the human nature in Jesus of Nazareth is to be
    • understand how the highest spirituality in human nature
    • human life in connection with the several members of
    • recognise the conditions upon which human evolution depends
    • being, and it cannot be said that humanity in general has yet
    • shortage of ideals and programmes for the good of humanity.
    • ideal human happiness. Above all there is no shortage of
    • good for each individual as well as for the whole human race.
    • be expected. As I say, the development of the human soul is a
    • of humanity is towards an increasing inwardness. As we move
    • consider that in the future course of human evolution St.
    • humanity. And from the Gospel of St. Mark we should draw the
    • human being must endure much suffering if the
    • humanity and those who have knowledge of the holiest wisdom
    • humanity. This is ordained by the divine guidance of
    • Spirit who works as inspiration in the human soul as
    • human ‘I’.
    • into a higher sphere when it becomes a spoken human word, so
    • of human evolution, everything that is to develop in the
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  • Title: Background/Mark: Lecture Nine: The Moon-Religion of Jahve and its Reflection in Arabism
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    • the greater epochs of transition in the evolution of humanity
    • humanity. First it is a descent, beginning when man was
    • until the goal of human evolution is reached — when from the
    • life of soul, the greatest impulse given to the human
    • knowledge of the course taken by the evolution of humanity it
    • you can gather how the central Christ-idea must penetrate into human
    • only of humanity but of the whole world, and you will be able
    • human culture. We contemplate the Buddha as described in our
    • from all human misery and life in the outer world, the son
    • conditions making for human happiness and well-being.
    • about the evolution of humanity, and you can elaborate them
    • evident that a great deal in human nature as we know it
    • everything in the human being originates at the time of
    • simply not true that everything in the human being is in some
    • of our human nature is received — for example by way of the
    • Consequently when speaking of the development of the human
    • structures in the human being can be explained only if the
    • attributing the origin of the human being to a virginal
    • time want to keep their gills. Only those human souls who so
    • but of knowing from the whole course of human evolution in a
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  • Title: Background/Mark: Lecture Ten: Rosicrucian WIsdom in Folk-Mythology
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    • had been fifty or sixty years earlier. Human beings who —
    • form some idea of how this spirit made its way into humanity.
    • ways in which the human soul develops and gradually rises to
    • has he evolved? To indicate what lives in the human soul
    • horse. In other words: the tumults which rage in the human
    • to understand the threefold sheaths of the human being. In
    • is related to the other sheaths of the human being as copper
    • say: A certain rhythm must be established in the human soul.
    • happens is faithfully described by Julius Mosen. Such human
    • way as to kindle human powers and forces; and it will enable
    • by human fancy. The old tales which give expression to the
    • that the spirit of all humanity, of the Microcosm and the
    • needed by humanity is based. Thus it is that the spirit in
    • in order to understand the longings of human souls incarnated
  • Title: Background/Mark: Lecture Eleven: Kyrios, The Lord of the Soul
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    • by opening out a vista of the highest human goals and at the
    • several epochs in the evolution of humanity differ radically
    • significance for the evolution of humanity. What has already
    • of human evolution the important steps which are eventually
    • a few human beings were able to experience in the astral body
    • human stage. Man is at the human stage on the Earth. On the
    • Old Moon it was only the Angels who could reach the human
    • were Angels who, having reached the human stage on the Old
    • preparation for Egohood. A time was to come in human
    • understanding of human evolution in line with that of
    • be a human figure is only the outer sheath; perhaps some
    • in the history of humanity actually took place when the
    • soul to accomplish what no human being could have
    • At that time the human soul lived in isolation, in
    • more or less as follows. — Prepare yourselves, you human
    • all events in the evolution of humanity. You will now
    • mission he is to fulfil for humanity. His Initiation, though
    • from the human faculty connected with it, and not vice
    • fundamentally know nothing, explain events in humanity by
    • banal. Thus when a human being is standing in front of us, we
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  • Title: Background/Mark: Lecture Twelve: Mystery Teachings in St. Mark's Gospel
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    • human beings, and it would be well for us to pay heed to its
    • to be given to the evolution of humanity. Why did he, and all
    • of humanity was true and he knew that in earlier times men
    • Christ will come, bringing consolation, and human souls will
    • Beings who had reached the human stage on the Old Moon,
    • others on Old Sun and Old Saturn. Man reached the human stage
    • on the Earth. On the Old Moon the Angels reached the human
    • stage and man has reached the human stage on the Earth.
    • into a human personality. When this happens the Earth-man
    • The deeds of Gods unite with human lives.
    • Gods mingles with human life and creates human destiny.
    • the Baptist a deed of the Heavens was united with human
    • awakens in the human soul, like a cry of longing for the
    • Gospel points to the wisdom-filled guidance of human
    • to penetrate into the human soul.
    • able to express what happens to the human soul when it is
    • described by human words. Men looked up to the stars,
    • human words is hardly possible. But if we think of the Sun
    • explained in its depths not through any human script but
    • study of St. Mark's Gospel the human soul can rise to
  • Title: Background/Mark: Lecture Twelve Answers to Questions
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    • Lucifer and Ahriman are tempters; and Christ in human form
    • human nature. In all occult writings Lucifer is pictured as a
  • Title: Background/Mark: Lecture Thirteen: The Voice of the Angelos and the Speech of the Exousiai
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    • passing through the human stage of evolution on the Earth,
    • the Angels passed through the human stage (though in a
    • Angels is to lead and guide humanity. But because it is
    • humanity through their mouths. In such a case we may say: the
    • human body — in this case in the body of John the Baptist,
    • from the rest of humanity; he felt that men could no longer
  • Title: Universal Human: Lecture Three: The Lord of the Soul
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    • The Universal Human
    • facing contemporary humanity as it prepares to enter the sixth epoch.
    • In the past, human souls felt a strong connection with the group soul
    • a revelation of the highest human and occult aims, as well as of the
    • differs from one epoch of human development to another. In the
    • was to be the most significant event in human evolution. What was he
    • times humanity had a kind of clairvoyance that allowed people to grow
    • Thus, we can say of human
    • evolution that human beings formerly used their astral body as an
    • of perception in the astral body. As humanity approached
    • in the evolution of humanity, certain great steps forward are
    • development I just described could not have gone so far that human
    • it is through the I and its development that human
    • the ancient moon when the angels, the Angeloi, were at the human
    • stage. The angels were human on the old moon; we are human beings on
    • the earth. On the old moon, human beings appropriately used their
    • human. Only angels on the moon could become human in the astral body.
    • Therefore, just as Christ lived in earthly human beings in order to
    • be prophets from the angels of the moon, the moon-humans, to inspire
    • the astral body so that the I-hood of human beings could be prepared.
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