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  • Title: Lecture 1: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • nevertheless, the physical world. Just as in our moral actions there
    • is an interplay of spiritual impulses, even so do spiritual impulses
    • — that man consists of various principles or bodies, or whatever
    • to something different, even without our going through an esoteric
    • development. What we learn through spiritual science makes our soul
    • for that subject which he developed during previous years, alter. What
    • through esoteric development can attain to a connection with the
    • spiritual world; esotericism does not begin with occult development.
    • understanding. We should not believe that we can acquire a spiritual
    • beings, which are not revealed to the external senses, to the external
    • beings of an ever higher order. If we wish to acquire an understanding
    • world which reveals itself to the trained occult vision as the one
    • not even the faintest silver-white cloudlet breaks the azure space of
    • every human soul if only it will fulfil these necessary conditions;
    • you of things that everyone can experience for himself if he fulfils
    • forget everything else, and experience the whiteness, and then allow
    • everywhere. If we accustom ourselves in this way to eliminate all that
    • nevertheless, to stand before the world, then there works within us
    • change their shape every moment, which, as soon as we meet them and
    • everything that produces an impression, if we exert ourselves while
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  • Title: Lecture 2: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • the plant begins to develop fruit in the blossom, we can allow the
    • that when, for instance, the plants have finished this development,
    • them; beings of whom we cannot even say that they too are continually
    • These beings are primarily connected with the ripening of everything
    • doing the work of drawing forth from the earth everything that grows
    • through the sense impressions but morally. If we wish, however, to
    • development — as you may read there — a man begins to be
    • conscious, even at a time when he is usually unconscious, namely
    • unconscious. When, however, he devotes himself more and more to those
    • world, not even the world just described, the world of the
    • of the earth. In other words, everything connected with rhythmic
    • that in the astral body of the earth is to be found everything
    • of the year, and the various times of the day, etc. Everything that
    • regulate everything subject to rhythmic rotation. Now we know that in
    • than the astral body. A man who is developing occultly and progressing
    • dangerous reef in esoteric development, for the astral body of man is,
    • in itself, unity; but everything in the realm of the Spirits of the
    • esoteric development. Hence those who are able to give instruction for
    • such development, see that the necessary precautions are taken that
    • esoteric development precautions are taken that this should not occur.
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  • Title: Lecture 3: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • have spoken, even of the Planetary Spirit itself, when we have
    • every hour of our waking life. We know that as regards what we see
    • life with other men, and perhaps also with other beings. Everyone, as
    • sees with his eyes and hears with his ears. We may even perhaps have
    • whenever they manifest, when they express what they themselves are;
    • manifestation, and in this manifestation or revelation they experience
    • even of giving vent to them externally, although they do not coincide
    • we must, however, fix our attention on this quality, namely, that he
    • which it experienced it. Then, however, the being would no longer be
    • able to perceive this; for everything these beings experience in their
    • inner life is revelation, and it immediately passes over into the
    • their revelation they would so transform that it would no longer
    • ordinary consciousness, which can only live in the revelation of their
    • Every deviation from truth would render these beings less conscious.
    • development must have, is the striving, in a certain sense, to subdue
    • more the occultly developing student can bring himself to be passive
    • cherish for our own sake, must, by him who would develop himself
    • environment we can never, therefore, in the highest sense, experience
    • everything that belongs to our own special interests. But now, if we
    • experiences. Nevertheless, a certain difference exists.
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  • Title: Lecture 4: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • is meant by these beings of Third Hierarchy, but even if he goes
    • through an occult development, he will for a long time only have a
    • sort of feeling. Only if he goes in patience and persevere through all
    • find that gradually we educate ourselves, developing in ourselves a
    • himself through occult development to this condition actually
    • development, there is at first a distinction between the consciousness
    • first achievement is learning to remember in ordinary consciousness
    • development of man, when he can live alternately in his ordinary
    • consciousness. A clairvoyant having reached this stage of development,
    • beings and forces everywhere more deeply concealed, as though behind a
    • everyday consciousness?” If a man has only ascended to the first
    • his etheric body. By means of this he can even in ordinary, normal
    • gradually learns to perceive everything in the spiritual world
    • Now, however, the clairvoyant must not stand still here, only
    • — encounters a plant or an animal, or even another human being he
    • if immersed in the other being. In normal consciousness and even when
    • of developing love and sympathy. As human beings we experience our
    • everything conscious, into everything that can suffer and rejoice in a
    • into everything that is alive. Mark well, I say everything
    • every time the being detaches such a picture, or image of itself, life
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  • Title: Lecture 5: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • however, always retain our own consciousness, we must be consciously
    • were, beside the other being. But even this last remains of egoistic
    • flesh and blood, nor even of light and air; but of that which we can
    • stimulation of life, which consists in severance, in objectifying
    • however, it remains existing in the world though they sever themselves
    • creations remain in existence even if they go away from them. Thus a
    • world-phenomenon is a fact, even when the beings are no longer there.
    • period of life in which they develop from birth to death. Everything
    • four seasons of the year, everything which thus depends upon repeated
    • In speaking of man he is described as he reveals himself to occult
    • present to-day in every human being. To these may also be added a
    • with a certain reverent caution to speak in concise concepts
    • pertaining to the sense-world of what exists even above the
    • experience of life; we find that even in such persons nothing in
    • in deepest reverence to learn ever more fully, so that he might be
    • cannot by means of such ideas describe, even approximately, these
    • therefore say: “In the seventh place we should have to put the
    • our observations, give the following information revealed by occult
    • we know that it is never at rest; that this earth is in a state of
    • a planet is in every way an actual being, a being regulating what goes
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  • Title: Lecture 6: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • a sort of kernel. On the other hand every planet has something like a
    • spiritual atmosphere, we might even say something like an aura, in
    • spirit. Even in those beings who start immediately above man in the
    • inner life, really does not exist in them. If they wish to develop
    • these thoughts, is at the same time also externally revealed. If they
    • the product of their own thought and feeling, for whatever they bring
    • Spirits of the Age or Archai, we find throughout that everything which
    • reveals itself to them, everything which they can perceive is, so to
    • be obliged to develop something in their inner being which would not
    • be consistent with their own nature. Every untruth would be a denial
    • damping-down of their own being. Now suppose that nevertheless these
    • beings of the Third Hierarchy had the desire to develop something
    • the external world as perception, or revelation of their own being.
    • another nature. To develop an inner life of their own, to attain inner
    • moved these beings of the Third Hierarchy to develop such a desire
    • upon the beings of the higher hierarchies, but to develop within
    • man — making it possible for him to develop an independent life
    • Hierarchy to develop an inner life of their own. Everything else was
    • order to develop an independent life of their own; but in so doing
    • Their action arose from their wish to develop an inner life, an inner
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  • Title: Lecture 7: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • directly or even indirectly, exalted above man. We tried, as it were,
    • bodies. We will, to begin with, look away from everything else in the
    • man and everything which appertains to him on this planet, we must
    • in his earth-development, and as leading the progress of civilisation.
    • make also with regard to other planets. In other words, everything
    • make this distinction: Every planet of our Planetary System has its
    • Now we can also direct our occultly developed vision to the Sun
    • everything is more or less a picture) we must imagine that although
    • something for his own development; it is done for the benefit of
    • over the nature of the Sun; they alone are active for the development
    • developing there can only associate with beings of the sublimity of
    • development. Thus if we fix our attention on the being of the planet,
    • influence on its development. Down to the Spirits of Wisdom we have to
    • Occult vision finds upon the moon nothing of that which is developed
    • other conditions on a cosmic body, and there go through a development
    • case. Nothing like human history, like a development of beings who
    • might even psychically resemble man or our animals, exists upon the
    • moon. Even if we ascend from man to the beings we have called the
    • it looks upon the development of a people through its Folk-soul,
    • the whole structure of the blood-system, even to the framework of the
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  • Title: Lecture 8: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • nevertheless able to know what exists there. I should now like to call
    • as a memory-picture, a thought-picture. And so it is with everything
    • heavenly bodies in the cosmos. To clairvoyant consciousness everything
    • appears in such a way that we have a direct knowledge that whatever we
    • consciousness (which has withdrawn from everything else and, so to
    • physically, though everything physical is a Maya) gives the impression
    • everything which has developed within me since, so must I now think
    • however, only gain a complete elucidation of the whole circumstances
    • if we leave the clairvoyant state which we have developed for the
    • off everything physical which appears before our eyes in the various
    • discloses itself as a further development of what existed as the moon.
    • been brought about by one or several of those spiritual beings, whom,
    • transfer ourselves into the conditions of one or several of the other
    • consciousness. Clairvoyant vision, even if perhaps not simultaneously
    • several together, we do not yet gain much, for we do not yet gain a
    • other way. I do not know whether you ever had the following experience
    • nothing, but which grieves one and throws one back upon oneself. It
    • from the individual planets. Everything we thus experience works
    • from inspiration, only one must go back to their original text. Even
    • ancient Mysteries it was never attempted to allow the scholars to gain
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  • Title: Lecture 9: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • that an ego is denied to the animals, even to the higher animals, on
    • than the animal; whereas we see that the animal develops intelligence,
    • so much intelligence, so much even of a certain instinctive morality
    • unprejudiced study would deny intelligence, even reason, to the animal
    • animal; indeed in the realm of occultism we are even convinced that
    • an ego which is developing itself individually in a physical world,
    • going through an individual development and education. Now as regards
    • their development depends simply on the species, the genus, to which
    • they belong; but the case of man who develops himself as an individual
    • actually divide the whole animal kingdom into six or seven principal
    • the impulse for their activity in the six or seven principal planets
    • kingdom we now have, we should only have seven principal forms. Once
    • upon a time, in far distant ages, there were only the seven principal
    • animal forms; but these seven forms were very mobile, determinable, so
    • others; this actually occurred at a later period of time. The seven
    • believe that everything is actually of like form; but this is not the
    • of the seven principal forms, worked in a different way according to
    • constellation, their influence varied. In this way the seven different
    • All these forces have worked together to differentiate the seven
    • the Spirits of Motion have developed off-spring, besides carrying on
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  • Title: Lecture 10: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • be sought as streaming down from the several planets. Just as in
    • and these are then further developed; so must we say: The streams of
    • connected with their sphere. Thus even the offspring of the Spirits of
    • gone through their development with the rest — instead of sending astral
    • everywhere be broken through. If anyone were to prove by means of a
    • achieve it in the following way; but we must first of all be clear as
    • Eve and told her that if she would do as he wished, her eyes would be
    • a different part of the development of civilisation. What is here
    • not reveal himself here, above the crescent of the moon, but is to be
    • balance from its place on the moon. Thus you see that even to produce
    • in the cosmos is a very complicated matter and even in a much longer
    • minerals reveal itself to occult vision? The peculiar thing about the
    • see these Spirits of Will when, having become Luciferic, they reveal
    • considering, is revealed by the fact that when these Spirits of Will
    • contradictions will solve themselves if everything is taken into
    • space. In olden times Saturn would have revealed himself definitely
    • center to our earth, creates — we can even say — the substance of lead. At
    • form the basis of cometary life. But as everywhere there are Luciferic
    • to cosmic mists and far-distant fixed stars. Whenever we direct our
    • normal Spirits of Wisdom were active; but everywhere Luciferic spirits
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  • Title: Occultism and Initiation
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    • Whoever speaks of
    • but even as dreams and fantasies. Regarding any disagreement aroused
    • logical requirements of the present. By occultism I mean everything
    • achieved by modern science, based upon such strict and conscientious
    • through this form of occultism, speak of the development of the true
    • must speak of the development of a person's soul-spiritual
    • core, a course of development that goes through repeated earthly
    • within our soul during one life, and even the blows of destiny which
    • moreover that everything we experience during this earthly life, all
    • publications of this spiritual science even draw attention to earlier
    • evening's lecture. It is none other than the more than
    • know such things in every human heart, how does it come about that
    • development. I can only understand those things in creation in which
    • our organism? But even if we do our utmost to gain insight into our
    • sorrow-even if we do our utmost to look into our soul life, we cannot
    • even there take part in, nor penetrate into, the actual genesis of
    • gate through which we cannot pass, whenever we survey things around
    • us and within us and realize that we know nothing whatever of their
    • is meant here can be seen every day, if only we reflect a little over
    • of sleeping and waking, this is only due to the fact that every
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