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  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture I: The Three Steps of Anthroposophy
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    • and which give in a dilettante manner all kinds of imagined knowledge
    • At one time Philosophy was the intermediary for all human knowledge.
    • In its logos man acquired knowledge of the distinct provinces of
    • it is not merely an affair of the intellect, but of the entire human
    • Philosophy, from being a matter for all mankind which once was felt in
    • In mankind itself that has been lost which once made Philosophy a
    • of its own; and while man lives in such knowledge he knows himself
    • human organism which cannot be appreciated by the senses. This is the
    • physical body. Man can use the organization of this etheric body just
    • ideas through this etheric body, and as the spiritual life of man has
    • recover the knowledge of etheric man, and then Philosophy will be able
    • Cosmology once upon a time showed man how he is a member of the
    • picture one can no doubt understand the human physical body. But the
    • part of man which has to do with the Soul and the Spirit. The etheric
    • the Cosmos can, after all, give man no more than an etheric
    • because of this view of it that the soul-essence of man which
    • can end with death. There was something in the older human wisdom for
    • the soul of man of which modern knowledge is only a reflection; and
    • this was looked upon as the astral being in man. It was not
    • nature of man. On the other hand the astral nature can be comprehended
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  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture II: Exercises of Thought, Feeling and Volition
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    • experienced in one's inner being, in the soul, in such a manner
    • that a man, conscious of self, feels himself in these ideas as in a
    • according to the modern stage of human evolution; exactly in the same
    • the incorporation of the human physical organism in its course.
    • etheric human organism, and with our own etheric organism we live in
    • what takes place spiritually between man and the Cosmos in the process
    • of breathing. In this and the other rhythmic processes of man we find
    • human astral organization. We attain to the vision of how this astral
    • earthly phenomenon, and that which man brings with him from the
    • Cosmology which can embrace man in respect of his psychic and
    • organism; and we can translate this knowledge into human speech in the
    • externals, and let the soul sink into those Beings which manifest
    • reflected in etheric and also in physical man, and produce in this
    • it belongs. Moreover, we are enabled to see how spiritual man, the
    • metabolic processes of man have a life of their own as physical and
    • their place in the spirit world. The translation of man into this
    • etheric man. Moreover, the reflected pictures can be expressed in
    • on the human disposition of ordinary consciousness.
    • otherwise unconsciously unfolds itself from one human age to another,
    • in the modern spiritual development of mankind. In earlier periods of
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  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture III: Methods of Imaginative, Inspired and Intuitive Knowledge or Cognition
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    • THE inner life of man assumes another form from that of ordinary
    • pass only within the psychic and spiritual spheres. The man who
    • after years, according to natural predisposition. The man who wishes
    • way here indicated is that the man who practises it has through his
    • Investigator than the man of ordinary healthy intellect, though the
    • these qualities, will the soul gradually imprint on the whole human
    • the powers of growth which accompany man from childhood to maturity,
    • own human organism. This must in no wise occur. Our own
    • Cosmos on man is brought out. We can experience this work as the
    • man who uses his imagination correctly. The child has not yet
    • man has these powers of abstract thought, but they are part of his
    • of these cosmic essences. The physical organism of man now becomes
    • ordinary consciousness. Man would only be conscious of it if he
    • the process of observation. The cosmic disposition between man and
    • transformed into a process of observation. Modern western man should
    • not imitate that. In the course of human evolution he has entered upon
    • consciousness what in past times man had to experience in waking
    • Cosmologist must become in a fully conscious way a man of past ages,
    • In ‘Intuition’ man is completely translated — through
    • with modern man. They were reflected in the soul. Man felt in the soul
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  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture IV: Exercises of Cognition and Will
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    • Cosmos projected on to the human being. We see how everything which we
    • affects only the individual man. It is specially important for the
    • can be said to have an existence beyond the physical life of man.
    • and etheric human nature.
    • as it was before man left the psychic-spiritual world for the
    • man, which during his life on earth exists in the reflection of the
    • Look at a human corpse. It has the shape and the limbs of a man, but
    • physical man. The external forces of Nature, to which the corpse is
    • human thought to be the dead remains of that living thought
    • which belonged to man before he was transplanted from his existence in
    • the human organism is from the forces which work in the corpse. We
    • in the physical organism, the baby does to the old man on his
    • nature of the soul only indirectly. It can examine the nature of human
    • points to a living man.
    • mind. Through these exercises man is brought into a condition by means
    • indirect realization of the everlasting nucleus of the human being.
    • to experience the everlasting human nucleus as it is in the
    • earth-life, and not to a vision of the condition of the human spirit
    • and the human soul before and after it. This is the case, for
    • true nature of the human soul.
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  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture V: Experiences of the Soul in Sleep
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    • Now we shall try to do the same for the soul-experiences of man
    • At first, in falling asleep, a man finds himself in an inwardly vague,
    • is spiritual and divine. The human soul evolves this longing as a
    • human soul experiences the real counterpart of this anxiety every
    • In the case of modern man there appears at this moment of sleep the
    • of sleep and was the medicine for this fear. For the man who lives
    • of the corresponding inner processes in the manner which has been
    • its sleep-existence, the soul experiences its relation to all human
    • world without ever assuming a human body, is also one of the soul's
    • as physical projections of spirits, in the manner just described.
    • If man could recall to his consciousness everything he lives through
    • experience of star-life, that a human being has a life as spirit among
    • From falling asleep, through further states of sleep, man actually
    • shows what kind of being man himself really is; how he is part of the
    • This last happens to man in the deepest stage of sleep. From there the
    • significance concerning the part lunar activities play in man's
    • After the deepest state of sleep man returns to his waking state
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture VI: Transference from the Psycho-Spiritual to the Physical Sense-life in man's Development
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    • in man's Development
    • MAN'S DEVELOPMENT
    • psycho-spiritual inner being of man can be attained through inspired
    • life of man was filled by reflections of cosmic happenings. In the
    • last survey it was shown how man lives through such cosmic
    • reconstructions during sleep. Man's inner world becomes the external
    • During the state of sleep the physical and etheric organisms of man
    • instrument of the psycho-spiritual man. Man carries the longing for
    • moon. Man is only subjected to these lunar activities through his
    • being part of this earth. The contemplation of that state in which man
    • human organism as belonging to him, as he does in sleep. But he
    • growing organism. The spiritual organism on the other hand which man
    • During his pre-earthly existence man lives in the cosmic creation
    • body of the individual human being. Man feels the spiritual cosmos as
    • Man has his pre-earthly existence in the active recognition of the
    • In the spirit-cell of the physical human body which the
    • psycho-spiritual man experiences in his pre-earthly existence, a whole
    • universe is present, no less manifold than the physical outer world of
    • the senses. Indeed intuitive knowledge may well say that man,
    • This universe it is which man experiences in a spiritual manner in his
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  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture VII: The Relationship of Christ with Humanity
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    • Chapter VII: The Relationship of Christ with Humanity
    • THE RELATIONSHIP OF CHRIST WITH HUMANITY
    • I ATTEMPTED to show in my last observations how, in the realm of human
    • the physical senses. Now it depends on the understanding which man can
    • its reference to man's development on earth.
    • experience as to become manifest in the physical world of the senses,
    • worlds was made manifest in the man Jesus on earth.
    • possible to all. The man who realizes the worlds through which the
    • human soul has passed in its pre-earthly existence, learns also to
    • since its occurrence had united His life with mortal humanity.
    • ‘history’, in which things are represented as if man in the
    • questionable about them. Primitive man knew a stage between full
    • In this life of pictures, and not of thoughts, early man had a
    • other hand he had not that sense of self which present-day man has. He
    • ‘Ego’. This feeling has arisen only in the course of human
    • an echo from pre-earthly existence grew ever fainter. Man's knowledge
    • meaning. Previously man knew, as I have described, of the central
    • to the physical nature of man, death became a disturbing problem for
    • man had passed his pre-earthly life. By combining the experience of
    • Christ, man can find, since Golgotha, what he formerly found through a
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  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture VIII: The Event of Death and Its Relationship with the Christ
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    • and willing. Thus man loses what he terms as ‘himself’.
    • memories of the ordinary consciousness are only images of man's
    • be recalled at the same time as the new. The man who has
    • physical functions than the man who perceives the outer world by means
    • imagining is the etheric organism which is manifest in the development
    • of man's earthly life.
    • attain inspiration the individual human life must be abstracted, as
    • being — man. It sees how the spiritual centre of man's nature
    • part of the human soul into the physical and etheric organization.
    • The soul receives a thought clearly. Actually man when he thinks is
    • then the act of volition sinks into the human organism. If I
    • organism when a man puts his will into action escapes the ordinary
    • consciousness just as do the events of sleep. Man has always a part of
    • recognize behind the will the eternal part of the human soul, which is
    • into human head-organization. We have not reached the destiny of the
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture IX: The Destination of the Ego-Consciousness in Conjunction with the Christ-problem
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    • within the physical sense-world. These higher parts of the human
    • the world surrounding man, which is active, but a copy of this world.
    • earthly course of man manifests itself. And a copy of the outer world
    • is present in man at every instant. Man does not directly experience
    • thoughts man perceives what he himself is enacting in his physical
    • man.
    • In the etheric organism the outer world is active in man. In the
    • astral organism continues to be active whatever man has experienced in
    • head-organization of man strives continually to be changed from a
    • formations. In those formations are manifest the forces which during
    • Through this astral activity man carries death in him continually
    • What finally happens to the whole human organism in physical death
    • accompanies human life during existence on earth as a tendency, as an
    • within him man owes his ordinary consciousness. Before this
    • non-transparent things; man does not see them but the
    • on earth man is prevented from seeing his etheric and astral
    • one and from the Ego. Now man carries his etheric and astral organism
    • organism the obstacle to man's perceiving the etheric organism has
    • stands before man's soul. For this picture is only the expression of
    • What is present in the etheric body has been woven into man from the
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  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture X: On Experiencing the Will-Part of the Soul
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    • these parts of the human body while in the act of volition.
    • Thus life and death are warring together in the human being. In
    • thought is manifest an ever dying activity while will stands for
    • become an experience of pain. The man who succeeds in raising his will
    • development of mankind this pain was directly occasioned by ascetic
    • suitable to the human organization which has reached the present
    • moment of earthly development. The human organism is now so
    • part of man and leave the physical part untouched.
    • strengthen the desire which in ordinary human life is satisfied
    • human organization, as they are manifested in the thinking, feeling
    • and willing organization of mankind, we must recognize the more or
    • less normal course of human life on earth. It differs in childhood
    • from that of the grown-up man. The task of the true pedagogue is a
    • supernaturally-derived knowledge of the human nature complete in its
    • who has complete knowledge of the human organization, according to its
    • knowledge of the human being which embraces spirit, soul and body, a
    • Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition. The demand for such a medical
    • much more is a complete knowledge of the human being than mere
    • knowledge of the human body. We can genuinely say that Anthroposophy
    • concerned; but in the depths of man's organization it occurs as a
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  • Title: Philosophy, Cosmology and Religion: Lecture I: The Three Steps of Anthroposophy
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    • human one-sidedness, but from a total all-encompassing
    • humanness. For this reason, what is offered and accomplished
    • free humanness, combined with generosity of heart and soul.
    • together out of a free, encompassing humanness. Here, the
    • many-sided, universal, free humanness can produce genuine
    • that is able to welcome and greet every human being
    • manner, then, may I express the wish that in the days to come
    • today is promoted as occultism, or the many things that go by
    • the name of mysticism. This occultism, pursued today in many
    • humanity cannot unfold corresponding perceptions from the
    • knowledge intended to gratify the human soul.
    • exact and as scientific as is demanded today of the methods in
    • concerned with drawing from the depths of the human soul those
    • human organism as it is, directs it toward nature, and employs
    • must be rigorous in developing one's own human nature, so that
    • all the work man does on himself in order to become a spiritual
    • researcher is carried on in rigorous manner. For this exact
    • soul-spiritual organization of man. It is this above all that
    • natural scientific mode of observation; what humanity has
    • spiritual way arises out of the totality of man's nature, as
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  • Title: Philosophy, Cosmology and Religion: Lecture II: Soul Exercises in Thinking, Feeling, and Willing
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    • humanity has in the meantime progressed in its evolution, one
    • Our scientific manner of forming concepts requires that
    • this picture world that he has before him, man now gains an
    • life. Again, there arises in man, but in full consciousness,
    • like manner, one experiences oneself within one's own etheric
    • nature with the etheric weaving and pulsing in the cosmos, man
    • and then also to formulate and to express it in human
    • language. In this way man can acquire a philosophy once
    • that man works himself up to the development of imaginative
    • of the etheric world, out of the human etheric organism and the
    • which it has been dwelling. In the same fully willed manner in
    • called yesterday man's astral organism. It is that part of him
    • earth and clothed itself in a physical and etheric body. Man
    • organism that leaves physical man at death and lives on further
    • As man has the physical cosmos before him by means of his
    • One can indeed say that what flows into man through
    • more exact insight into the nature of the human breathing
    • rhythmical processes in man. One attains a view of how the
    • astral organism works in rhythmical man, and further, how
    • earth, and what man brings with him out of the supersensible,
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  • Title: Philosophy, Cosmology and Religion: Lecture III: The Imaginative, Inspirative, and Intuitive Method of Cognition
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    • imaginative cognition man's whole inner soul life becomes
    • transformed. Likewise, the relations of the human soul to
    • part of man can give its immediate, undivided attention, in
    • finally brought about that lets man have the definite feeling,
    • corporeality. Man gradually finds his way into the
    • physical organism takes on a relative objectivity. Man looks
    • one from a small child to a grown man, or the forces daily
    • this reason — that man now feels himself in his thinking
    • must be acquired in the manner just described. For if
    • supersensible thinking would also reflect back into man's
    • super-sensible thinking man would alter his physical and
    • this task, must be applied exclusively to man's relationship
    • these must remain wholly unchanged, so that when man achieves
    • the usual healthy human understanding if it is sufficiently
    • perhaps for some requiring a few weeks, for others many years,
    • physical and etheric organisms. Then man will really attain an
    • When man has achieved such imaginative cognition, he is in a
    • comes into our mind as our store of personal memories. What man
    • development, thinking, and so on. Man now surveys
    • consciousness. This gives man a true self-knowledge
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  • Title: Philosophy, Cosmology and Religion: Lecture IV: Cognition and Will Exercises
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    • of earth existence behind man's thinking, feeling and willing.
    • substance of the cosmos and the manifestations of the
    • becomes familiar in this way with human soul life, the astral
    • organization of man, he realizes first of all how much the
    • physical organism of man owes to hereditary development,
    • body that have been inherited from his ancestors. Man also
    • man's individuality. He sees what it is that within his etheric
    • contrast, is given to individual man by the etheric, cosmic
    • have described only acquaints man with the astral organism
    • eternal core of man's being. For that it is necessary to
    • human soul.
    • soul-spiritual world before it descended into a human physical
    • the eternal nature of the human soul's essence. When he has
    • true nature of the human ego, of spirit man. This latter is
    • impressions as manifested in the course of life.
    • When one has advanced to this knowledge of the human soul as it
    • forming of concepts really is, as we human beings experience it
    • now I am to make clear how the real nature of man's earthly
    • to mind a human corpse; it still has the form that the man had
    • man was. When we now make a study of its essential nature, we
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  • Title: Philosophy, Cosmology and Religion: Lecture V: The Soul's Experiences in Sleep
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    • fore and is often spoken of in psychology. Everything in human
    • which figures in so many ways in recent science as “the
    • human soul undergoes between going to sleep and waking.
    • happens to the human soul in sleep. But we should not believe
    • in a man's life than experiences of waking consciousness.
    • humanity's outer progress, the waking hours are of
    • development of man's inner being, the rich experiences of
    • the state of sleep are of the first importance. Even though man
    • their after-effects play into waking life. Man's general mood
    • transitional state when we are dreaming, man sinks into
    • When man first enters into the state of sleep, the sense world
    • in an appropriate manner through soul exercises such as have
    • experiences of earliest childhood. Indeed, if man were in
    • sleep man becomes an unconscious philosopher. He attains to
    • actuality, if man could bring these two soul experiences to
    • and in still earlier epochs of humanity. It would be an inwardly
    • have now learned to know two stages of man's unfolding:
    • That describes the first, somewhat brief stages that a human
    • physical and etheric bodies, which he has when awake, man has a
    • meaningful except that during sleep man has come into the
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  • Title: Philosophy, Cosmology and Religion: Lecture VI: The Transition from the Soul-Spiritual Existence in Human Development to the Sensory-Physical
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    • possible for man to experience the cosmos in his inner nature,
    • consciousness is unaware of it. Man experiences cosmically, but
    • that man in his physical sense life experiences himself in his
    • of sleep man's ordinary inner world becomes in fact an
    • physical body exists in man's astral and ego nature. This is
    • during sleep. Man develops this intense longing to return
    • that the reason why a man wants to return into his physical and
    • aroused during man's cosmic experience by the moon forces that
    • spiritual correlation, cannot function when man is in his
    • human entity.
    • man, but something else is. At a certain stage of his
    • physical human organism with which man must clothe
    • of everything earthly man possesses as his physical
    • infinity. Man experiences this in such a way, however, that his
    • When I say that man experiences his future physical organism as
    • say that the cosmic germ of man's physical body is experienced
    • illustrate this so that we can take something from human
    • say that the cosmic human germ is immense, and gradually
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  • Title: Philosophy, Cosmology and Religion: Lecture VII: Christ in His Relationship to Mankind and the Riddle of Death
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    • VII - Christ in His Relationship to Mankind and the Riddle of Death
    • Yesterday I tried to explain how man, who as a
    • the evolution of earth-humanity, it is absolutely necessary to
    • acknowledge the pre-earthly existence of man and thus come to
    • existence until the time came when in the man Jesus He took on
    • man wants to arrive at such an understanding of the Christ and
    • the Mystery of Golgotha in relation to the event of human
    • mind first of all that man's soul constitution and his inner
    • experience have passed in the course of mankind's
    • man finds himself in waking and sleeping, have always belonged
    • to humanity, at least essentially, since human history began.
    • possessed by early humanity, as we shall be discussing
    • of today's human being. But the transformations that
    • man's consciousness, his whole inner soul structure, have
    • When we go back to ancient times of human evolution — we
    • find that mankind had a quite different consciousness, a quite
    • difference that exists between waking and sleeping in man today
    • daily change in human consciousness. Today man only knows the
    • not point to any reality that man can control directly with his
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  • Title: Philosophy, Cosmology and Religion: Lecture VIII: Ordinary and Higher Consciousness
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    • Since I plan to describe the problem of human death and the
    • that alternate in daily human life, we find that during sleep,
    • in regard to ordinary consciousness, man's sense perception is
    • that we as human beings sum up as our “self” when
    • kind of a relationship man acquires in regard to his physical
    • When thinking is used in meditation in the manner I have
    • Man
    • that man can enter he loses the capacity, so to speak, to
    • higher state of consciousness, man possesses a thinking with
    • manner I have described. This, however, has to do with a
    • deeper layer of the course of man's life. I have already
    • ordinary consciousness, these are on a deeper level. Man
    • certain sense man passes from ordinary thinking across an
    • really the case. In imaginative consciousness man does not
    • without saying that the capacity of memory in his normal human
    • nature remains as it was because the ordinary human being
    • remains unchanged alongside the new faculty. But man cannot
    • This is something that disappoints many people who do such soul
    • imagination of which man knows nothing, which remains
    • that of a grown human being.
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  • Title: Philosophy, Cosmology and Religion: Lecture IX: The Continuation of Ego Consciousness after Death in Relation to the Christ
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    • inwardly experienced manifestations of thinking, feeling
    • astral organism as well as an ego being are contained in man's
    • physical organization. In a certain respect, man's astral
    • of the physical body. When man is awake in earthly life,
    • in his waking state, man were fully capable of
    • consciousness. For if man were fully capable of using his
    • by the substantial force of Jupiter, etc. Man would be able to
    • Man experiences nothing in waking consciousness of the ether
    • experience in ordinary waking consciousness of the many
    • to the physical organization in the same manner in which man
    • Because man actively penetrates his physical body, because his
    • Man
    • it works in the physical head organization of man. It turns out
    • that the activity that is exercised on the human head
    • human etheric body alone were to penetrate the physical
    • present in the physical head system. In a manner of
    • astral organism is adapted and attuned to man's pre-earthly
    • This astral organism of man is, after all, an after-image of
    • astral body to the regenerative forces of the human head
    • unconscious life in the human head. To the extent that it is
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  • Title: Philosophy, Cosmology and Religion: Lecture X: The Experience of the Soul's Will Nature
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    • human soul's experiences in ordinary consciousness during its
    • what I have described here as man's astral organism and ego
    • therefore, when man really thinks in waking everyday life, he
    • part of the soul that is the basis for the human will behaves
    • from the physical and etheric parts of man's organism. It has
    • being of man in this will element. There is, nevertheless, a
    • organization into the metabolic and limb organism. When a man
    • willing-soul that underlies the human will as reality to pour
    • observe how man unfolds his will, we gain insight into how the
    • human astral organism and the ego being stream into the
    • inward parts of the human organism are permeated by the actual
    • knowledge of man's actual soul and spirit being. Without
    • human will as a reality is the continuous desire in the whole
    • human organization for the physical body. Subconsciously,
    • in the will nature of the soul, man longs, as it were, to be
    • go further into this part of the human soul, we see through
    • this will nature into depths, into substrata of the human soul
    • regeneration which take place in the human body. But aside from
    • these activities that the human soul unfolds and that come into
    • man's being which are very real, but do not project their
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