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  • Title: Study of Man: Lecture I
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    • and the animal kingdoms. So that here again, two trinities are united
  • Title: Study of Man: Lecture II
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    • excels the animal brain is only that we supply our brain nerves better
    • the animals are able to do. Actually the brain and the nervous system
  • Title: Study of Man: Lecture III
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    • animal kingdoms — but which applied to man destroys all
    • animals, who never rightly join their fore-feet, in prayer for
    • say: in this case, minerals, plants and animals would be on the earth,
    • scientist's answer would be that minerals, plants and animals would
    • evolution then the animals, for the most part, would not be there
    • either; for a great many animals, and particularly the higher animals,
    • out from himself the higher animals, to throw them off, as it were, so
    • united with the animal world in earlier conditions of his development
    • and later he separated out the animal world like a precipitate, or
    • sediment. The animals would not have become what they are to-day if
    • earth evolution the animal forms as well as the earth itself would
    • must be clear that not only the lower animal forms but also the plant
    • the same with the lower animals forms. In giving his body over to the
    • earth with respect to its mineral, plant and animal kingdoms, would
    • we eat what animals also eat. That is to say, we transform external
    • matter just as the animals do; but we transform it with the help of
    • something which animals have not got; something that came down from
    • do animals or plants. And the substances given over to the earth in
    • extent. With animal bones the conditions are different — animal
    • The higher animals have no geometry; that can be seen from their way
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  • Title: Study of Man: Lecture IV
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    • works in these. In physical, as instinct — animals act according
    • animals. It is only when we compare this whole man, according to these
    • nine principles, with the animal world that we can arrive at a useful
    • picture of the relation of man to the animals. I mean a mental picture
    • with a physical body the animal also is clothed with a physical body,
    • animal. Think of some of the higher animals, the beaver, for instance,
    • the wasps and bees, also the so-called lower animals, and we shall
    • of the physical body. If we study all the different species of animals
    • the physical bodies of the various animals. If we were to look at the
    • chief animal forms and were to draw them, we should then be able to
    • in the different animals is a picture of what the instinct is as will.
    • meaning into the world. We contemplate the animal bodies and see them
    • speaking of instinct, either in animals or in its weaker form in man,
    • You find desire also in the animal, as you find impulse, because the
    • animal has also these three principles, physical body, etheric body
    • apply to the animal: when man takes up into his ego — i.e. into
    • motive; and we realise that animals can have desires, but no motives. It
    • impulse and desire from the animal world still persist, but he raises
    • that the boarding-school was nothing more than a stable for animals
  • Title: Study of Man: Lecture V
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    • of sympathy and antipathy in the senses. Human and animal senses.
    • is a very important difference between animals and man with regard to
    • animal that it has much more blood activity in its eye than the human
    • being. In certain animals you will even find organs which are given up
    • “fan.” From this you can deduce that the animal sends much
    • animal develops much more sympathy, instinctive sympathy with his
    • more antipathy to his environment than the animal only this antipathy
    • more antipathy to our environment than the animal, we should not
    • do. The animal has much more sympathy with his environment, and has
    • because man has much more antipathy to his environment than the animal
    • should develop in an animal way under the influence of our instincts.
    • always betokens an exercise in the combating of the animal element.
  • Title: Study of Man: Lecture VIII
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    • awaken in the child a vivid interest in the animal kingdom. We shall
    • that the interest we arouse for the animal world becomes greater and
    • affect the child's will; so that, when mental pictures of animals and
  • Title: Study of Man: Lecture IX
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    • animals.” This knowledge acquired in ordinary life you
    • the lion is doing just what you have learned that animals do. You
    • of life and then you form the judgment: the lion is an animal. It is
    • day, then we are really only defining the animal for him. We must try
    • in all branches of our teaching to characterise the animal from
    • know about this animal, how they have come to make use of its work,
    • the animal world. And in the poem about the violet, by Hoffman von
    • present when one enjoys the world around one, not in an animal way,
    • not animal enjoyment, but enjoyment of a higher, human kind — not
    • enjoy the world in a human, and not in an animal way one proceeds from
  • Title: Study of Man: Lecture X
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    • consequences. Head alone is evolved animal, not breast or limbs.
    • evolved immediately from the higher animals, and, further back again,
    • from the lower animals. With respect to our head we are descended from
    • the animal world. There is no denying it — the head is only a
    • further evolved animal. If we look for the ancestry of our head we go
    • back to the lower animals. Our breast was not joined to the head until
    • later; it is not so animal as the head. We only received the breast in
    • These are the most human of all. They are not remodeled from animal
    • organs, they are added later. The animal organs were formed
    • independently from out of the cosmos and given over to the animal, and
    • the animals: and now it claims that the whole human being is descended
    • from the animals, whereas actually the breast organs and the limb
    • sees the human form merely as the development of some little animal or
    • other, a more highly developed animal body. Nowadays, for the most
    • child with the distinct idea that he is a little animal and that he
    • has to develop this little animal just a little further than Nature
  • Title: Study of Man: Lecture XI
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    • through the necessary stages from animal to man, it is therefore
    • inwards. Both in the animal and human kingdoms milk is the only
    • in animals we can speak of an inner need, namely of the force that
  • Title: Study of Man: Lecture XII
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    • shapes the human being, but has tendency to create animal forms. Trunk
    • and limb systems prevent this, and transform animal forms into
    • around us, we perceive mineral beings, plant beings, animal beings.
    • animals. But the peculiar nature of this relationship is not
    • has passed beyond the form which the animal world has developed. Man
    • has passed through the animal world, as it were, in relation to this,
    • his head system, and he has gone beyond the animal system to the real
    • out in nature, in the different animal forms. If you look at the
    • animal kingdom you can say to yourself: that am I; but when the head
    • animal element. They so master it as to prevent it attaining complete
    • the human being has a relationship to the animal world around him
    • beyond the animal world in the creation of his body. What, then,
    • The animal forms are continually moving supersensibly in the human
    • animal, streaming down from the head, is not expressed in the senses,
    • like to maintain you in animality. It gives you the forms of the whole
    • animal kingdom; it would like animal kingdoms continually to arise.
    • But by means of your trunk and your limbs you prevent a whole animal
    • transform this animal kingdom into your thoughts. Such is our
    • relationship to the animal kingdom. We allow this animal kingdom to
    • the limbs do not allow these evolving animal forms to enter their
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  • Title: Study of Man: Lecture XIII
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    • and that in him which is more animal, more of a living organism, and
    • animals. Sport is practical Darwinism, it proclaims an ethic which
    • leads man back again to the animal.
    • animalising effect upon humanity. This is not false asceticism. It
  • Title: Study of Man: Lecture XIV
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    • a whole human being, a whole human being raised from out the animal

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