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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture I
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    • something of the very simplest. Let us consider the soul-life of a
    • the impressions made on us from outside. We are not doing anything
    • schemes about all imaginable things in the world, and so on. Another
    • man, while reflecting upon the things that have made an impression on
    • things in which they were engaged during the day, and to consider
    • thinking something of a super-physical world, but it would have, to
    • in some way or other something super-sensible, outside of man in the
    • we think of these things outside us. Thus we comprehend these things
    • in our thinking — and there are various things outside —
    • wants to grasp the things of the world with his thinking.
    • not so much riveted, as I might say, in his own ego; something
    • place, he can grasp everything inwardly. He feels that he is
    • A second thing which man can develop in the inner life
    • no longer the most important thing to approach oneself. This is the
    • the utmost possible realism something which you actually experienced
    • school, and in this way bring back into your life something which
    • carry out something of this kind you change the whole mood of soul
    • be a little resourceful in this connection, and all kinds of things
    • a garment, or something she wore twenty years ago; she puts this on
    • was at that time; or anything of a like nature which may bring the
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture II
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    • the soul-nature in physical man in reference to those things which we
    • things in the past course of earthly life, is there anything in human
    • Here we come to two things, namely, that which man has
    • we will leave to a later consideration) and something else connected
    • brings into it. I mean, everything which we are accustomed from our
    • Of course our modern humanity treats such things with
    • circumstances. But if you go into many of the things which at the
    • many things of this kind.
    • spiritual world he can come to no conclusion about such things. We
    • things which we meet with in life at every turn.
    • For this we must go back to something which has occupied
    • We must here say something about this form which can be
    • however endeavour to separate off everything from man which can
    • ordinary human words for something which takes place purely in the
    • that is the one thing.
    • When, for example, we consider something very remarkable
    • superficial way in our ordinary history books rests on something
    • impermeable, so that everything which he developed in himself might
    • everything in himself independently of external nature. He was thus
    • remain quiet. If he said anything it had to be significant. It had to
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture III
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    • environment; how everything which is bound up with heredity is
    • shall add certain things today to what has been said, keeping in
    • We have seen how memory, everything in the nature of
    • entire life on earth. Many things which rise up inwardly as thoughts
    • which are connected with memories — and everything we grasp in
    • memories — everything which arises in this way making us
    • in regard to space also are brought together, while some things are
    • But something else presents itself; that which from
    • saying nothing untrue, nothing unreal if you utter the following:
    • that space plays no part in these things; no matter how far the rose
    • childhood only the soul part. Other things also of course hold good.
    • In the first seven years of life everything has been
    • inherited; everything of a material nature which we have within us in
    • everything that was in his body seven or eight years before has gone.
    • develops those things of which we have already spoken; it builds up
    • interested in many things, and because of his active interest in them
    • inwardly works upon the fruits of this interest in external things
    • child — which is nothing very special.
    • external appearance, in physiognomy and gesture, is also something
    • being of nature. Nothing is within her, nothing is outside her; that
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture IV: The Ephesian Mysteries of Artemis
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    • to something which will furnish a preparation for the next two
    • appear in their own characteristic form have something virgin in
    • them, one might say, something which is untouched by the ordinary
    • impression that in everyone of these quartz rocks something is
    • of the earth so do we grow together with everything which the earth
    • interior of the earth, in veins or lodes of metal, or anything of a
    • earth; but here, when we meet what is metallic we come to something
    • Metals have something of an independent nature in them, they can be
    • experienced as something independent; and this experience has much,
    • have inwardly grown up with their calling show something of what we
    • speak, they speak spiritually. They relate things, they speak to us.
    • high-flown things are also written. But that is not the question
    • relates to us the memories of the earth, the things that the earth
    • The first thing, for
    • ancient Saturn period, had reached a certain density. If such a thing
    • something to do with these communications imparted to us, naturally
    • than those to whom I have just referred. The most important things
    • important things he wanted to know. He went everywhere where men
    • could tell him more important things; he went to such men as
    • important thing. Certainly in very few cases will the man himself
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture V
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    • receive an impression of how wonderful is everything in the sphere of
    • shows itself in those early ages as something quite different. If we
    • go still further back we have to observe something else. Today, we
    • anything like the air we now breathe. In the air we breathe today
    • etc., that being would reply “such things do not exist.”
    • speaking of these things for they could only be present as such after
    • earth, in the place where today we have the atmosphere something
    • ingredients. Today we generally think of things as being formed by
    • analysed, for these things cease to be present in the higher
    • the earth's atmosphere. The first thing to be fashioned from out of
    • pervaded everything the quartz was actually as soft as wax. We may,
    • one could distinguish in them something like a kind of plant-form.
    • something like distinctive marks of an ancient time are to be found.
    • something like the outline of a plant-form. At that time it was quite
    • picture which is indeed very different from anything around us today.
    • cosmos, become dense and then dissolve away, something which grows
    • plant-world is something which arises and passes away in the
    • Something else must also be said. If today as human
    • as if all this belonged to ourselves, as if we had something to do
    • something which belongs to us — in the same way in this cosmic
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture VI
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    • Word is placed at the very beginning of all things? What is really
    • through enquiry of the Mysteries of Ephesus something could be
    • certain extent, something from the word ascends in order to take up
    • into itself the thought of the head; and then, how something from the
    • up towards the head something like heat, and this heat, this fire,
    • catches hold of the thought. Downwards there flows something like a
    • fire-water-fire-water; but this is nothing more nor less than the
    • of the earth, then he feels everything which then happened as part of
    • something heard and felt as if through the ear. The mystery of the
    • man is able to hear this speech within him he perceives something
    • the skeleton we cannot do otherwise than say something quite clearly
    • this: Something very wonderful comes before us if, with a feeling for
    • these things, we enter a natural history museum, for there we have a
    • mystery. It was not two separate things which one perceived. One did
    • Logos was active as the very essence and being of all things. The
    • consider this. In the element of chalk we have something which at
    • condensed everything. The chalk became denser, etc. We human beings
    • as something living within himself man could in a certain sense
    • This was the remarkable thing: man experienced the
    • streamed through his environment. Man heard, and the thing heard was
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture VII: The Mysteries of Hibernia
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    • things. The first was, that those who were to be prepared were led to
    • You can realize that it is one thing to have attained a
    • truth and quite another thing to be able to express it, to formulate
    • feeling that that which we can clamp into words is something no
    • The second thing that they had to experience in their
    • path of knowledge. But to him who understands these things as they
    • peculiarly characteristic, over the head there was something which
    • the pupil fell on something like bodies of light raying inwards with
    • that the head was created out of these rays. There was something
    • certain longing. Indeed, to experience such things signifies much
    • I might say, a colossal question-mark. Everything in them was a
    • question, Reason asked, the heart asked, the will asked, everything,
    • everything asked. The man of today can still learn from these things,
    • which were brought perceptibly before the mind in former ages, things
    • right way today for the student is to go through these things by an
    • Macrocosm, before something of that Union which we have touched upon
    • as something which released him from those difficulties, even though
    • himself — at least it appeared that each one felt something
    • is something we call knowledge, but it has really no value in the
    • side of the threshold things must look quite otherwise than here on
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture VIII
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    • They really concern everything which leads man along the path into
    • statue, echoed in him. For weeks together — these things are
    • came over him more and more the oftener he allowed these things to
    • no use of it. I can make nothing of it.” The pupil really only
    • Then something quite extraordinary came to him —
    • lay pressing down the trees or the like, really things which, as has
    • But there was something more that he felt; he did not
    • a nature that things which have power, because of their inner nature,
    • pressed, as if everything were pressing hard, his breath were
    • of soul. In this deep soul-distress the second thing arose which he
    • have something in me which in my ordinary earth-life is claimed by my
    • something by which he knew that it was not the earlier state of
    • vanished into nothing. In the moment when it vanished into nothing,
    • which we derive our corporeality, in this world something continually
    • of this annihilation first of all something like nature-dreams are
    • because inwardly full of desire he had actually chosen something else
    • as if changed into nothingness. And the pupil learned to experience
    • itself in something that is external to me. And for everything that
    • depths of my own Soul-Being something which is connected with it,
    • something which clothes itself with it.
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture IX
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    • HAVE related to you different things concerning the nature of the
    • something was behind. And it was the same in regard to the gazing
    • Imaginations to something quite different.
    • birth. But something still further happened. Because the pupil had
    • received nothing through the rest of his whole being as man, but only
    • received anything from existence through the eye, or in the auditory
    • it were, his own organism as a kind of mineral thing, that is to say,
    • as something quite foreign to him, when he felt his external being,
    • his bodily being, as a thing strange to him, and the soul, as it
    • were, only floating around, ensheathing this mineral thing, then in
    • something coagulated. And the pupil felt himself within it; he felt
    • air and breathing, and he who thinks this does not belong to him,
    • was none at that time. Everything that was there was a natural
    • disappeared; one could make oneself quite thin and many other things.
    • belonged to you. If a man seized anything then, he simply felt it
    • gelatinous material something arose which was physically much harder
    • than our hard things today. It was not, however, mineral, as the
    • hard horny material. There was at that time nothing mineral in the
    • as if at the boundary of the world of space, something pressed in to
    • principle, something inwardly experienced, which united itself much
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture X: The Chthonic and the Eleusinian Mysteries
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    • Europe. One must approach these things with an inner longing for
    • that man is a real microcosm; that means that everything which is to
    • as the moon reminded him of the silver radiance. And this same thing
    • Venus, and the quicksilver of Mercury. It carries these things within
    • things in the Spirit, then will this statue become for thee in all
    • products of nature, he finds everything dead, there is nothing but a
    • doing with nature really anything else in our science than what the
    • When the pupil had undergone all these things, when the
    • follows: “Many things I have told you and my other pupils may
    • something certainly higher than we now possess but this will at the
    • toward something very significant. For there were two kinds of
    • Asia, and did everything possible to introduce this Aristotelian
    • Something of what is necessary to acquire such
  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture XI: The Secret of Plants, of Metals, and of Men
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    • that anyone who can follow such things as world-views and
    • process of breathing. Gradually he was led, on the one hand, to
    • feel, when this warm air approaches thee, that something really wants
    • is something which concerns it alone; it then transforms itself into
    • spoke no longer of things, but of man himself, and it was said that
    • cosmic space and sees there something which reveals the same
    • seemed foolishness, for then one approached things in a different
    • something of the pre-earthly Moon condition, which are reflected to
    • thing to the pupil every night. When the moon was in the
    • constellation of Leo flowers said something quite different to what
    • experienced something different from the present. He was filled with
    • regarded as something precious in the heavens and gold as something
    • valuable on earth. Really, nothing is too stupid for the man of today
    • think about these things as intellectually as we do today, conceived
    • sought the causes for these things in the influences which came from
    • flowers and everything of a plant nature as born of the moon and
    • water. He could thus feel these things because of the preparation he
    • ancient alchemy, the true alchemy — to regard everything in
    • half.” You remember that at that time everything pertaining to
    • this example you will see that at this epoch of time things were
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture XII: The Mysteries of the Samothracian Kabiri
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    • we have already studied in preference to beginning something new.
    • carbon, hydrogen, sulphur, and so on. These things simply did not
    • exist for them; but everything which was spread out externally in
    • and all these things we regard as indifferent neutral substances. In
    • our consciousness today there is nothing in any way similar to what
    • regard as something indifferent. We regard it as something belonging
    • skin. If today we approach a human being, and through something or
    • Thus there was amongst the ancients something completely
    • clouds, in lightning, in all these things some sort of spiritual
    • believes that anything else exists in the cosmos but the Gods, the
    • is nothing but what divine existence reveals; just as the skin of man
    • Mysteries; but the essential thing was that through these vessels,
    • in the smoke by his, own breathing, he learnt to read, at the same
    • something else, when he could say: “My out-breathing fashions
    • at last I am entering something which reveals to me the magical deeds
    • something which reveals to me a mighty spirit, the great Gods, those
    • Samothracian Mysteries there still existed something of a knowledge
    • can realize all these things vividly in his feeling. In the
    • Samothracian Mysteries something else existed by means of which man
    • feeling, of contacting the Gods. The most marvelous thing is really
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture XIII: Transition from the Spirit of the Ancient Mysteries to the Spirit of the Mysteries of the Middle Ages
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    • on Golgotha was in a certain sense a combination of everything which
    • things, would nevertheless say: “I will go through all the fire
    • these things from their historical standpoint) now there came this
    • movement of the human eye as something by itself. We regard it as a
    • nature in which each single thing, each single occurrence, was a
    • revelation to him of a divine being — this view of things
    • humanity. Just suppose that such a terrible thing should occur to one
    • of you sitting here that nothing could be seen but your body, that
    • terrible, something quite awful; but this is just what has happened
    • thing that was felt by those who knew in the Middle Ages. That was
    • times, the things and processes of nature were revelations of the
    • Ages; he would have looked at once to two things. He would have said:
    • experiment he made in his laboratory. There was one thing
    • days something of what was known as Astrology. Traditionally
    • something was preserved of what was known as Alchemy; but we know
    • nothing today — and even in the 12th to 15th centuries very
    • that there was something which one man knew and which no one but he
    • you see, that would be absurd; and to experience astrological things
    • evoked the spirits of nature. Everything regarded later as Alchemy is
    • simply a decadent product. Everything which in ancient times was
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  • Title: Mystery Centres: Lecture XIV: Human Soul-Strivings During the Middle Ages the Rosicrucian Mysteries
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    • element of charlatanism is at work in these things — but we
    • efforts, is really simply a later figure, no longer anything like as
    • laboratories, figures of whom nothing reaches us by way of history,
    • laboratories between the 14th and 15th centuries, but something which
    • With this impression the pupil also gained something
    • things around him than he formerly had. The attempt was made, after
    • When one looks into these things, it is really painful
    • the breath of life — oxygen — is attracted by something
    • oxygen and repels it, will have nothing to do with it, and therefore
    • were very important things in olden times. Carbon was the
    • today. Today we observe or think about things, but alchemy could not
    • star, he gets parallelisms and such like things. He calculates and
    • spectrum on it, and so on; yet everything which can be learnt in this
    • eyes at the moon or the sun, he saw something which still had a
    • external sign for something which lives and works in the astral
    • light. The physical light of Venus is something quite different from
    • things of nature, they could only do so when they had prepared
    • imparted by tradition. But that was not the important thing. He who
    • infinitely important it is for many people when something like the
    • work in man. In olden times man experienced these things in the very
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