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  • Title: Lecture: On the Nature of Butterflies
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    • considered. Aviation, however would only assume its right form could it
    • body it spins threads out of which it forms a hard covering. Gradually
    • has entirely transformed itself into a caterpillar. Inner sensation is
    • in the sunlight and rolls it up again at night. In this way it forms its
    • threads and so forms the cocoon — as threads spun in this way are
    • the case. It wants to reappear in another form. It would fain be
    • transformed by the flame. This is always so in death. Death does not
    • annihilate, but when it comes about in the right way it transforms the
    • created out of light, but light had first to take up matter, form a case
    • itself in the form of a cocoon. The caterpillar has an urge towards the
    • alters the form of its blood vessels; they become quite different. It
    • vessels formerly belonging to the tail are withdrawn and thus feet are
    • grown. The blood vessels formerly in the tail now go to the feet
    • live in water. When it reaches the air it inwardly performs what the
    • its body, and what once formed part of blood vessels and gills now
    • no longer believe what follows, but formerly they would say: Here we
    • known as the theory of pre-formation. The theories we still have today
    • general public cannot form an opinion and allows itself to be guided in
  • Title: Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture II
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    • to think about it. Having transformed the food by means of its own
    • formed a cell, people generally answer: “It is done that the
    • imagine any other form of cell there would always be spaces,
    • the form later it feels in its body that it
    • was once in this hexagonally-formed cell, in its youth when it was
    • latter have not at all this form, they are more like a sack. The
    • describe to you in a pictorial form what the bee experiences when a new
    • are made of a kind of wax, just as the honey-comb forms the marvellous
    • condiment, one can make the formative forces too strongly active. The
    • form may then get too rigid, and one may develop all kinds of
    • transformed into blood, or muscles, or into the cells of the bones.
    • they performed a wonderful and sacred action: “This wax which we now
  • Title: Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture III
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    • this article in the bee journal, it is stated that further information as
    • Try to form a
    • able to give you information in this matter, because our own remedies are
    • the bee is able, in its delicate digestive processes, to transform
    • kind of bees then will those be which within themselves can transform
    • formation of nectar.
  • Title: Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture IV
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    • to children found to be suffering from some form or other of
    • someone got up and went to the platform in a way that one knew at
    • surely we should not form such an idea as the above, which is nothing but
    • they are formed below just as they are above, but usually, they are
    • the rock in the form I have just drawn for you here. What does this
    • up this six-angled form.
    • it is in a more fluid form. Why?
    • have only the beginnings of the quartz formation in our body, and
    • rests on this — that we are perpetually on the point of forming
    • form in us, but in reality they do not do so. They are interrupted,
    • bring forth hexagonal forms — man has need of it.
    • wants always to be forming such crystals. We are prevented from doing
    • their form they are the same.
    • same force that is within the earth and forms the quartz. Here
    • works in the body of the bee so that it can shape the wax in a form
    • creature best able to give form to this hexagonal force, the bee is
    • best be transformed in the body into this hexagonal force.
    • drink sour milk and it would form little silicic-acid crystals on the
    • definite hexagonal form. The wax which is produced within the bee
    • received its form; it does not originate it, it receives
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  • Title: Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture V
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  • Title: Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture VI
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    • diseases of bees, he thinks these could not formerly have been as bad
    • are the result of exploitation, but that formerly they were less
    • human beings that certain things were not much noticed formerly,
    • the bees the old straw skeps as in former days, and giving them
    • handling. When I add to this all the bee-keeper did in former times,
    • plants, and in absorbing it, transforms it. This is really an
    • transform what they have gathered from the flowers or plants in
    • gather substances from the storehouse of nature and then transform them
    • to you the sane process in the quite different form in which it
    • plant, just as the chorion is formed as a sheath round the egg in the
    • or plants. These galls have very many and various forms, there are
    • then honey in the form of sweetness is, as it were, filtered into
    • these grafted fig-trees; it enters into the figs in the form of
    • honey-substance from Nature, and transform it into honey within itself.
    • certain growths similar to the honey cells, formed from the
    • in a kind of honey-cell formation.
    • tree-trunk, forming there these natural cells, which are only less
    • juices of the plant which she transforms into honey, which in the
    • with their waxen combs really show us a kind of artistically formed tree-trunk
  • Title: Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture VII
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    • have already heard something of these things in former lectures. You will
    • things all go to show how readily transformable these creatures are,
    • many and varied forms.
  • Title: Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture VIII
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    • here it is raised; here, it forms a circle on the surrounding earth,
    • gall-nuts are then formed out of which the young wasps emerge. But
    • “Yes, now I understand why the dead have these forms;
    • living form that preceded the dead one.” Thus, one must go back
    • evolution. The earth had long ago a very different form; I have
    • earth has transformed itself; it was originally altogether
    • grew plant-like forms, but plant-like forms that were continually
    • changing, that continually assumed different forms, as the clouds do,
    • of the earth, no longer forming great clouds. But within the plants there
    • within the human body these substances are transformed into something
    • which has need of it. This substance is formic acid.
    • This juice contains formic acid and a little alcohol. It is inside
    • body. Whatever you eat during your life time is always transformed
    • into formic acid, not of course, exclusively, for there are other
    • substances also, but in small quantities. This formic acid permeates
    • your whole body. When you are ill, and have not sufficient formic
    • has a tendency, just because you have not enough formic acid within
    • It develops too much uric acid, and too little formic acid. The ants
    • This formic acid, gentlemen, is indeed something that is made use of
    • does not contain some formic acid. Formic acid is everywhere in the
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  • Title: Nine Lectures on Bees: Lecture IX
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    • this material directly, but completely transforms it, completely
    • transforms what it brings into the hive. The bee works from out of
    • the grub becomes a cocoon, then it is transformed into a winged bee which
    • the fully formed insect to fly out through the passage that was first
    • formic acid secreted by the ants is a most especially good remedy. But
    • as I have already pointed out, this formic acid which we find when we
    • have the formic acid inside them; by crushing them we get the formic
    • if you knew how much, (of course, comparatively speaking,) how much formic
    • tissues of the spleen, everywhere there is formic acid; certainly, it
    • quite filled with formic acid. It is a highly remarkable fact.
    • formic acid in our bodies? One must be able to recognise when a man has
    • ant-heap in himself, that he is producing too little formic acid.
    • Just as formic acid is produced in the ant-heap, so in the human
    • body, in all its organs, especially in the spleen, formic acid must
    • be vigourously produced. When a man produces too little formic
    • help him to produce sufficient formic acid. One must learn to observe
    • what happens to a man who has too little formic acid in him. Such
    • soul of a man who, to begin with, had enough formic acid, and later,
    • him also, but one can discover that the formic acid in his body has
    • little formic acid, I will squeeze out some formic acid, or get it in
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  • Title: Cosmic Workings: Lecture IV
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    • clear that iron alone does not form us or the universe —
    • So we must look for something which can form compounds with
    • breathing. What about the carbon? We form carbon in ourselves out of
    • the food we take. Carbonic acid is formed and we then get carbonate
    • created in us from our food; only it is transformed because we do not
    • animals. Thus plants are formed by what is breathed out by men and
    • and carbonic acid is formed, so must our stomach greedily take in
    • hydrogen. And together with the hydrogen it forms hydrochloric acid.
    • and hydrogen must combine to form hydrochloric acid. We must have
    • see to it that she is given iron in the appropriate form. Well and
    • introduce the iron into the stomach in such a form that it may
    • in a form in which it can be properly taken up by the blood. So, in a
    • cure with gold — naturally in specially prepared forms because
    • from spinach for example. Or gold — in the appropriate form
    • knife. ... Anaemia's are not always the same. One form is due
    • to poverty of iron, another to poverty of chlorine; and a third form
  • Title: Cosmic Workings: Lecture V
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    • illness, since it has only assumed its present form quite recently,
    • from the picture one can form at present
    • even in public, in a quite different way than formerly. We have in
    • there, is really only formed because it lets sap mount from the
    • work. But the stem, formed from this sap, rises into the air, and the
    • living sap, and the woody stem, there is formed a new layer. Now I
    • cannot say that a sap is formed. I have already spoken of wood-sap,
    • living sap, but I cannot again say that a sap is formed: for what is
    • formed is quite solid: it is called cambium. It is formed
    • no cambium is formed. But the plant needs cambium
    • too, in a certain way. You see, the wood sap is formed in the
    • why — before the cambium forms, there is first of all developed
    • a thicker substance: the plant gum. Plants form this plant gum in
    • cambium the form of the next plant develops.
    • liquid but in solid form — imitates the whole plant; and this
    • form which arises there in the cambium — a new plant form
    • clings more to the plant-form. And then it gives this up entirely to
    • fluid enough to take the forms which are given it by the
    • the cambium is formed directly in the interior, and the cambium takes
    • Then layers of wood form round the pith. Towards the autumn the gum
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