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  • Title: Lecture: Mathematics and Occultism.
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    • proofs are really only circumstantial explanations to the effect that
  • Title: Address: The Spiritual-Scientific Basis of Goethe's Work
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    • explain the hidden meaning of the poem, and the explanation which he
    • expression of the incarnation of man. A character which, to the
    • body of man before his incarnation in mortal (earthly) matter. This
    • realms of Nature in order to arrive at an earthly incarnation
    • incarnation of man as a special being. The latter repeats as such
    • of evolution held by spiritual science. His explanation of the
    • essence, and the explanation of this important scene is
    • combination is now able to receive within it the higher nature. Such
    • The explanations which Schiller gives in these Letters form
    • the soul, of the imagination, she fosters it, not only gazes at it,
  • Title: Esoteric Development: Lecture II: The Psychological Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • which a widespread inclination would still deny the designation
    • inclination to relegate everything which is thus experienced to the
    • realm of illusion, hallucination, autosuggestion, and the like.
    • concerning the differences among hallucination, illusion, and
    • “imaginations” of ordinary consciousness, except
    • that an imagination in the physical world is not directly
    • related to something real, whereas the imaginations of the
    • scrutiny to be nothing more, after all, than combinations of ordinary
    • nothing but combinations of conceptions taken from the sense
    • through combinations of entities of warmth, light, etc., is
    • requirements for an explanation of the sense world drawn from a
    • coordination of the phenomena within this horizon results from
    • be considered as evidence of reincarnation, of repeated earthly
    • more concerning so-called reincarnation than a sort of view of a
    • for this reason that I have described reincarnation only as one such
    • Reincarnation” in the book, Theosophy. I undertook there
    • reincarnation of the human being.
    • discrimination between philosophy and anthroposophy can be obtained
    • decisively eliminated between natural science, with its inclination
    • of this research, there is more sympathy with explanations which are
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  • Title: Mission of Spiritual Science and Its Building at Dornach
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    • misunderstandings. Opinions such as, “It is mere imagination; it
    • then sought to do for the interpretation and explanation of the
    • foundations, by any religious denomination. Only, in this very domain,
    • earlier incarnation, in which he saw Nathanael sitting under the
    • because nothing can be found therein about reincarnation,
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • science could give a comprehensive explanation of the meaning of the
    • explanation of cosmic evolution. This is what Herman Grimm says: “The
    • combinations of ideas which, when correctly employed, unlock the door to
    • a kind of spiritual hearing and spiritual sight to this alternation between
    • become a living experience we begin to share this alternation of etheric life
    • in a certain sense with the alternations in human experience brought about
    • during the period of going to sleep and waking. (These short explanations
    • work of those inner forces which reach a kind of termination in the
    • on its evolution throughout a series of incarnations. If the ego possessed
    • repeated incarnations on earth, empower it to act upon certain parts of the
    • redemption; the doctrine of the incarnation of Christ in Jesus of Nazareth
    • existence, as well as those leading to a correct discrimination between good
    • incarnation in the domain of spiritual perception, this fact has nothing to
  • Title: Article: Knowledge of the State Between Death and a New Birth
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    • perception in the outer world and a vision or hallucination; in a
    • weaving in illusions or hallucinations. Only he can fully understand
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • science could give a comprehensive explanation of the meaning of the
    • explanation of cosmic evolution. This is what Herman Grimm says: “The
    • combinations of ideas which, when correctly employed, unlock the door to
    • a kind of spiritual hearing and spiritual sight to this alternation between
    • become a living experience we begin to share this alternation of etheric life
    • in a certain sense with the alternations in human experience brought about
    • during the period of going to sleep and waking. (These short explanations
    • work of those inner forces which reach a kind of termination in the
    • on its evolution throughout a series of incarnations. If the ego possessed
    • repeated incarnations on earth, empower it to act upon certain parts of the
    • redemption; the doctrine of the incarnation of Christ in Jesus of Nazareth
    • existence, as well as those leading to a correct discrimination between good
    • incarnation in the domain of spiritual perception, this fact has nothing to
  • Title: Article: Luciferic & Ahrimanic in their Relation to Man
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    • follow the threads outside the knot to their origin and destination.
    • the soul develops a strong subconscious inclination towards
    • identification with the physical organisation. This inclination,
    • being. And if he made no opposition to his inclination towards the
    • impulses stir which resist the inclination to supersensible
  • Title: Lecture: Mathematics and Occultism.
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    • proofs are really only circumstantial explanations to the effect that
  • Title: Aufsatz: Philosophie und Anthroposophie
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  • Title: Address: The Spiritual-Scientific Basis of Goethe's Work
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    • explain the hidden meaning of the poem, and the explanation which he
    • expression of the incarnation of man. A character which, to the
    • body of man before his incarnation in mortal (earthly) matter. This
    • realms of Nature in order to arrive at an earthly incarnation
    • incarnation of man as a special being. The latter repeats as such
    • of evolution held by spiritual science. His explanation of the
    • essence, and the explanation of this important scene is
    • combination is now able to receive within it the higher nature. Such
    • The explanations which Schiller gives in these Letters form
    • the soul, of the imagination, she fosters it, not only gazes at it,
  • Title: Article: Supersensible Knowledge
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    • receives its true illumination — an illumination which the deepest
    • yet so, that the illumination always proceeds from a sphere of
    • combinations of thought whereby the higher knowledge can be so
    • The thought-combinations of the Nature-knowledge of former times were
  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Article II: The Flight From Thinking
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    • fully conscious imagination: this is the evolutionary
    • imagination stands before the men of the Occident as the
  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Article IV: Spengler's Spirit-Deserted History
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    • national movements that bursts forth in late periods under the
  • Title: Lecture Series: William Shakespeare
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  • Title: Schiller and Our Times: Lecture I: Schiller's Life and Characteristic Quality
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    • personality. What we call “Illumination
  • Title: Schiller and Our Times: Lecture II: Schiller's Work and its Changing Phases
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    • medieval man before the age of “Illumination
    • had degraded what man does willingly from his own inclination,
    • Through the study of history, through honest inclination and
    • totality of their appearances you seek the basis of explanation
  • Title: Schiller and Our Times: Lecture III: Schiller and Goethe
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    • of their appearances you seek the basis of explanation for the
  • Title: Schiller and Our Times: Lecture VI: Schiller's Later Plays
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    • help which the nation finds in every circumstance of its life.
  • Title: Schiller and Our Times: Lecture VII: Schiller's Influence during the Nineteenth Century
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    • recognition expressed by the national celebration on 10th
    • essays on Goethe and Schiller. He called Schiller's Imagination
    • in the nation who honour him. The speeches made at the time
  • Title: Schiller and Our Times: Lecture IX: Schiller and Idealism
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    • appeared as natural inclination. Schiller, on the contrary,
    • demanded that duty should coincide with inclination; he wanted
    • far enough to find freedom here. Inclination is no longer to be
    • inclinations. His inclination must be developed so far that he
    • inexplicable incidents make him strive for an explanation of
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course I: Lecture I: The Eternal and the Transient in the Human Being
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    • good explanations from the pictures of his ancestors? What points in
    • for temperament, inclinations, and passions. We cannot search for that
    • the conditions have come. This is the teaching of reincarnation. Now
    • up a lot in itself and has improved itself. We carry into another incarnation
    • can only develop if it experiences many incarnations. In the usual state
    • in the same way he remembers the former incarnations later with progressive
    • I look back at countless incarnations , it is true that in future every
    • human being has the memory of a number of former incarnations if this
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course I: Lecture III: The Nature of God from the Theosophical Standpoint
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    • it the living truth in them. They get to know the teaching of reincarnation
    • any human opinion, beyond any temporal or national opinion the original
    • but the national religion of the Greeks. Their gods were human, were
    • above himself. Then his imagination creates an image of him. The gods
    • it by his interests and inclinations of the everyday life. It is this:
    • an imagination of God at most. A real proof is only necessary if a matter
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course II: Lecture II: The Epistemological Basis of Theosophy II
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    • is before me is nothing else than a combination of the smallest particles, of
    • writing On the Determination of the Human Being (1800). He says in
    • then it becomes clear to you that the outside world dissolves in a sum of hallucinations,
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course II: Lecture III: The Epistemological Basis of Theosophy III
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    • says this also who hints at the teaching of reincarnation even if he is not
    • — And Frohschammer wrote about imagination as the factor
    • will. He tried to show the whole nature outdoors as a product of imagination.
    • we feel called to say that the world is our idea or imagination or anything
    • our cognitive faculties and our powers of imagination with the world.
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course I: Lecture IV: Theosophy and Christianity
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    • to extract the deepest core, the real being from the Christian denominations.
    • Christianity came into being are nothing else than myths which the imagination
    • to understand everything that one regards as dogma as imagination floating in
    • explanation.
    • of international trade and communication, penetrating the starry heaven with
    • the human imagination, but to something even higher, to seizing real spirituality
    • study the spirit of a nation. What does it mean: leading up to the mountain?
    • Reincarnation was taught within
    • teaching of reincarnation. However, they should also get the living Word which
    • just had another task. I have already indicated it. Karma and reincarnation,
    • the concatenation of destiny in the spiritual realm and reincarnation of the
    • and better understanding of the mystery of incarnation to understand the word
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course IV: Lecture I: Theosophy and Spiritism
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    • explanation from those who investigate nature if you ask them: what about the
    • problems of the soul? What about the determination of the human being? —
    • or to be explored by combination of external sense-perception. The knowledge
    • eliminating the mind and explains it only as a mechanism. Explanation and attitude
    • does the human being originate from? Where does he go? Which is the determination
    • to produce the necessary combinations. Those are right who say: if we investigate
    • world not through elimination of the consciousness, but through higher development
    • of the human right of self-determination if he should give up that level of
    • our human determination.
    • world to the human beings. It would not at all correspond to their determinations
    • the spiritual beings only maintaining his full, free self-determination is accepted
    • few have so much self-knowledge that they understand the origin and the determination
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course IV: Lecture II: Theosophy and Somnambulism
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    • effacement and elimination of the usual waking consciousness. We know that only
    • believed that one could gain higher explanations of the human soul studying
    • interpretation, any explanation of these phenomena in its materialistic confidence
    • a kind of empty imagination and one is hardly inclined to scrutinise the strange
    • sleep such an elimination of the ego is to be noticed.
    • in such a way that one can calculate from the inclination of these dams and
    • in certain respect, and what a somnambulistic person can see after elimination
    • is exerted on such a somnambulist after the elimination of the waking consciousness
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course V: Lecture I: What Does the Modern Human Being Find in Theosophy?
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    • an external phenomenon. We can say the same about whole nations. You need only
    • and we can easily move from the thought of rebirth or reincarnation on the force
    • life to reincarnation, and we only need to ask ourselves: how must reincarnation
    • view, the idea of the reincarnation of the psychic life. What we ask from the
    • soul-life if we do not want to believe in the reincarnation of the soul? —
    • but in this world first of all. With it we have conceived the thought of reincarnation.
    • of the reincarnation of the soul only using pure thoughtful reflection if he
    • call reincarnation, reincarnation or re-embodiment.
    • who expressed the reincarnation of the soul as his creed considering the human
    • is why he was led to the idea of reincarnation by itself.
    • of reincarnation with Lessing in his Education of the
    • explanation only possible. The soul incarnates perpetually. Sympathy and antipathy
    • which loves. This leads the soul in its run from reincarnation to reincarnation
    • forms, reincarnation holds sway in the world of life, and karma, or the perpetually
    • explanation immediately when we look at the future because we say: somebody
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course III: Lecture I: Theosophical Teachings of the Soul. Part I: Body and Soul
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    • soul being. Using descriptiveness with regard to the examination of the external
    • that the external science can give us no explanation; about that only the soul
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course III: Lecture II: Theosophical Teachings of the Soul. Part II: Soul and Human Destiny
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    • and thinker resorts to an explanation which openly admits the miracle of the
    • we ascend to the explanation of the physical nature of the physical ancestors.
    • we come to the developmental law of the soul; we come to the law of reincarnation.
    • this thought must be connected with the spiritual-scientific teaching of reincarnation.
    • the reincarnation of the species is, the transformation of the species in the
    • animal realm, the thought of the reincarnation of the individuality is. We have
    • the reincarnation of the animal; we have the reincarnation of the individuality
    • here how the incarnations take place. Here should be shown simply in scientifically
    • teaching of physical reincarnation to this teaching of the reincarnation of
    • the soul. The Buddhist to whom this teaching of soul reincarnation is as important
    • soul reincarnation like the modern philosopher Baumann in Göttingen. These
    • can improve his power of imagination, extend his overlooking. If now we see
    • You get an explanation of brilliant
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course III: Lecture III: Theosophical Teachings of the Soul. Part III: Soul and Mind
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    • does the human mind live before birth and after death? And: which is the destination
    • mind will-lessly as the mineral follows the physical laws. Elimination of the
    • we know that for the human being during his earthly incarnation the interaction
    • elimination of the personality is the sacrifice. The effacement of the personality
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course V: Lecture II: What Do Our Scholars Know about Theosophy?
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    • If we open it under the catchword “Theosophy,” we find as an explanation
    • beings who form a judgement, with all care, after the most profound examination.
    • of the nations impartially, you see that these legends and myths are the metaphorical
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course IV: Lecture III: The History of Spiritism
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    • condemn me immediately, if to you any of my explanations seems to correspond
    • and secondly the significance of these worlds for the goal, for the determination
    • the so-called reincarnation theory. You find a theory there to which theosophy
    • He represented the idea of reincarnation, the re-embodiment of the human soul.
    • but who wanted only to speak about the reincarnation of the human being and
    • Being an Explanation of Modern Mysteries (1853). Davis dictated his
    • Toward Imagination (Anthroposophic Press, 1990), lecture 6
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course IV: Lecture IV: The History of Hypnotism and Somnambulism
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    • calls actinobolism. This would mean approximately: the radiating imagination.
    • “This very big force of imagination appears even with the animals. The
    • chickens have such a strong imagination that they get motionless and a peculiar
    • this assertion: Miraculous experiment about the imagination
    • provokes it. The explanation of this behaviour is based on nothing else than
    • on the lively imagination of the animal which takes that line drawn on the soil
    • same time in a book entitled Entertainment of the Human Imagination.
    • here is no light — and he sees nobody. These are negative hallucinations.
    • However, you can also give him hallucinations of other type. You can say to
    • you cause a visual hallucination in such a hypnotised person and say to him,
    • on a white wall. If you show him then, after he had this hallucination, the
    • red circle through a prism, this hallucination appears refracted exactly according
    • hallucinations produced with hypnotised people follow the external refraction
    • in their imagination, or that sick people were relieved of pains in their imagination.
    • no other explanations. But, nevertheless, the commission was able to come to
    • themselves any explanation of these phenomena at that time. Hence, these phenomena
    • There you have an explanation and
    • from India indicated the explanation in the heading. However, the scholars did
    • the church attributes these phenomena to imagination, this shows only how much
    • imagination the church has. He got personal about the Catholic priest to have
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  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course V: Lecture III: Is Theosophy Unscientific?
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    • such imagination, such thinking and looking developed finally as it is today.
    • in itself. What is separated today as imagination, as religious devoutness,
    • is separated in many mental activities today was enclosed in a unity. Imagination
    • was not that imagination which we regard as an unreal one. Imagination was fertilised
    • what we call artistic imagination today; it was that which contained truth in
    • intimately with this imagination. The whole human being was a unity, a spiritual
    • means of one of the mental activities, by imagination. The tremendous Greek
    • art is the conquest of the physical world with the means of imagination.
    • art by imagination spiritually, Christianity conquered the physical morality,
    • in a new art form which should be more than the art founded on pure imagination.
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course V: Lecture IV: Is Theosophy Buddhist Propaganda?
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    • necessary, but not yet easily understandable concatenation of world-historical
    • and his nation, but also the most advanced human being. Also somebody who has
    • they must adapt themselves to the different national views, to the reason, to
    • the times and the nations. Our materialistic time, in particular since the 15th,
    • Chakravarti delivered a speech and said: also in the Indian nation, the old
    • depend on speaking about karma and about reincarnation, but on that: to make
  • Title: Lecture: Theosophy and Tolstoy
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    • Origin and Destination of Humanity
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    • Subordination of the needs of the individual to those of the community
  • Title: Lecture: The Inner Development of Man
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    • former incarnation had already attained to a certain level of
    • anthroposophy such as reincarnation and karma — the teaching that the
    • body and will continue to return in future incarnations, and the
    • reincarnation and karma. One is inclined, however, to say with
    • life as if reincarnation and karma were truths and they will become
    • around itself. How are we to understand this? If reincarnation is a
    • today you will be tomorrow.” He who believes in reincarnation must
    • make the attempt to give up certain formerly held inclinations. Then,
    • new inclinations must be acquired by constantly holding the thought of
    • such inclinations, virtues or characteristics in one's mind. They must
    • acquire new characteristics, thoughts and inclinations. A person must
    • the way to comprehending the great law of reincarnation on his own. A
    • nation, the race or the century we live in, are subdued and
    • comes a certain definite moment when still another illumination takes
    • Theosophy: an Introduction to the Super-sensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man
  • Title: Two Essays on Haeckel: Essay II: Haeckel, "The Riddle of the Universe," Theosophy
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    • thereof, draw men as though by the power of some fascination
    • things: on the one hand, a state of absolute resignation in
    • life — a resignation, in short, with regard to all the
    • discover, co-existing with this attitude of resignation,
    • become interwoven with explanations relating to the facts
    • his imagination, for it amounts to credulity and superstition
    • knowledge as to the world's material combination, how to
    • inevitable law, which, owing to the lengthy explanation it
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture I: Haeckel, the Riddles of the World and Theosophy
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    • life, and that my explanations may scandalise the left and the
    • scientific conscience, partially from the general international
    • the one side, there is a complete resignation towards the
    • of childish imagination of former human epochs, if one supposed
    • explanation of scientific facts. Who really studies the matters
    • against it as an imagination, because this is almost in such a
    • explanations of Du Bois-Reymond. A particular passage is in
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture II: Our International Situation. War, Peace and Spiritual Science
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    • Our International Situation. War, Peace and Spiritual Science
    • on all nations constitute an ideal in the present situation of
    • means on the way of international consultation, in order to
    • national well-being, work and capital are headed off in great
    • part from their natural determination and are consumed
    • the spirit of national strength if one objects anything against
    • the war that has led to national honour, to national power.
    • the human inclinations, the human sympathies, and antipathies.
    • research brought about because of a strange concatenation of
    • of our individual soul. We must look at our international
    • penetrating the whole humanity. This is our international
    • time the teaching of reincarnation and karma was a self-evident
    • reincarnation and karma for a while, for millenniums. This was
    • this earth, apart from the ideas of reincarnation and karma. We
  • Title: Lecture Series: The Situation of the World
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    • weigh upon the nation constitute an ideal of modern
    • nations should turn their attention. My sovereign completely
    • ensure peace upon the basis of international discussion and to
    • sixteen nations of that time had already given their consent,
    • the spirit of national strength, if any objection were
    • raised against the war which had led to national honour,
    • national power. In any case, the opinions in this sphere are
    • other direction is human passion, the human inclinations,
    • National economy then applied this struggle to the human
    • sphere. We thus have great theories in national economy, in the
    • so the different nations were guided by the great group-souls.
    • because at that time the teaching of reincarnation and of karma
    • Reincarnation. This disappearance was brought about by
    • emitting the idea of Reincarnation and Karma.
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture III: Basic Concepts of Theosophy. Soul and Spirit of the Human Being
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    • or reincarnation becomes a fact to him. Sharpening the sight
    • ability to make reincarnation or re-embodiment a fact for us.
    • last destination of the development from the bodily-mental to
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture VII: The Core of Wisdom in the Religions
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    • translates Tao as the way or the goal, the destination.
    • a force lives in me that urges me to arrive at this destination
    • imagination and their life of thought was in such a way that
    • felt his destination. There must have been anything, as the
    • desires, the purification of the destinations by the divine
    • destination.
    • and destination of the human being, which forms the basis of
    • it. Buddha did not speak out of his imagination but out of his
    • the future. They thereby felt the doctrine of reincarnation in
    • site, have the teaching of reincarnation. One felt the Tao in
    • being of the entire internal imagination. Persona
    • all religions contain as a core of our highest destination:
  • Title: Lecture: Brotherhood and the Fight for Survival
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    • combination “brother/sisterhood” or
    • creed of many national economists and sociologists. From a different
    • the machinations of spiritism if one works together in a community in
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture VIII: Fraternity and the Struggle for Existence
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    • connected with the main destination of humanity.
    • longer need to refer to the machinations of spiritism if one
  • Title: Esoteric Development: Lecture I: Inner Development
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    • external world. The second is what we may call imagination or the
    • In truth there exists no inner knowledge, no self-examination; there
    • destination which should be reached, namely the entrance into
    • incarnations, perhaps only seven hours.” It all depends
    • incarnation, but now has an undeveloped brain. An undeveloped brain
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture IX: Inner Development
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    • which we can call imagination which is somewhat related to the
    • incarnations, maybe also only seven hours. — It
    • faces me. In his former incarnation he was a far advanced
  • Title: Signs/Symbols: The Christmas Festival as a Symbol of the Sun Victory
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    • stagnation. She is firm. Her tread is measured, rare her exceptions,
    • destination. The Christmas festival, rightly understood, is the
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture X: Christmas as Symbol of the Sun's Victory
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    • the universe. All nations had such sun heroes.
    • destination generally. The birthday celebration of that which
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture XI: The Christian Teachings of Wisdom
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    • the single peoples, races and nations. If we look into all
    • regard as the right way. It depends not on our imaginations,
    • to erect our buildings by the different combination of columns
    • reincarnation as about something that is a matter of course to
    • Nothing of reincarnation should be taught to humanity during
    • without distinction of nation and race industry and trade work.
    • distinction of race, nation, and class. The differences within
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture XII: Reincarnation and Karma
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    • Reincarnation and Karma
    • questions: the idea of reincarnation or of the repeated earth
    • reincarnation is contrary to the present ways of thinking.
    • incarnations. The being that impresses its traits to the child
    • find an explanation of soul and spirit just as you find an
    • explanation of the earthworm if you say, the earthworm has
    • this soul has developed in imperfect incarnations first where
    • incarnations. We carry our soul in ourselves with the abilities
    • incarnation on earth; we appear more perfect on earth, until
    • speak today. There are indeed still other explanations of
    • existence than the teaching of reincarnation, but this can
    • This teaching of reincarnation of the being, which shows us the
    • from incarnation to incarnation what is imperfectly formed with
    • leader of humanity. The human being walks from incarnation to
    • incarnation, from the cultured man up to the spiritually not
    • What is now this idea of reincarnation compared with the
    • receives light and solution. Now I get an explanation why one
    • advances from incarnation to incarnation. If now the human
    • stage of incarnation, atman, buddhi, manas have worked a little
    • incarnation. If the human being enters incarnation for the
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    • self-determination. Faust reaches to the pacification of his
    • to give a short explanation of it.
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    • incarnation of Vishnu), Krishna, Hermes, Plato and other
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    • incarnations are held together according to the so-called
    • how the imagination of the people works, who do not know that
    • it is far from the imagination of the people to make up gods
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    • because how should the bigger national circles understand the
    • in the spiritual treasures of the West in the national culture,
    • the world riddle: the teaching of karma and reincarnation. If
    • following incarnations. What the human being has gained as a
    • incarnations. If we have made something of our body that has a
    • initiation in former incarnations. Everything was a
    • recollection of former incarnations than of the current one.
    • This comes out in his imagination. The former incarnations
    • completely became imagination in Novalis because they cast
    • century later are led automatically to reincarnation and karma.
    • and clairvoyance. With Schubert, you already find explanations
    • the question of reincarnation. At that time, he did not yet
    • he used a lot of theosophy for its explanation. The occultist
    • appropriate explanations even if they are not at the height of
    • can find explanations also with Eckartshausen (Karl von E.,
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    • calls this living in imagination and creating
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    • the uninterrupted rejuvenation of eternal nature. We then
    • the nations celebrated events which appeared significant to
    • explanation for the individual. From the simple organism you
    • outer perception, but from his inner self arose imaginations,
    • (germination of the new) — these two are intimately
    • to the assistance of a whole group or nation of man.
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    • Osiris, Isis, Horus, which expresses the continual rejuvenation
    • explanation of the individual. From the simple organisation you
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    • one slips in with the sensory examination, but he is connected
    • him. At last, it is something like moral indignation that
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    • still needed a theosophical deepening with that nation that had
    • imagination. Imagination is a soul force that is in the middle
    • from within. Someone who is able to do this has imagination. It
    • Jacob Boehme calls imagination the great virgin of nature, the
    • further on to the original divine imagination. He says, the
    • divine imagination imprinted the original spiritual human being
    • sensuous human being from within due to his own imagination of
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    • In determination, in hard work, and also in mental ability they are
    • domination comes, which is so totally inherent in a woman that it
    • a woman of one particular people (or nation or tribe) will differ far
    • alongside the general inclination arising from practical life,
    • another inclination, one of the heart, a longing of the soul had to
    • nature, then we must see something feminine — imagination
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    • example: I would like to remind you of the explanations of a
    • nation differs from the man of the same nation much less than
    • the woman of this nation from the woman of another nation. We
    • to see something female, the imagination, which the male
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    • However, life praxis has a particular explanation. We want to
    • indignation: why does this beggarly fellow not work? —
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • evolution and destination, the riddle of birth and death, the
    • matured abilities and inclinations, it also contains seeds
    • destination, birth and death, infinity and eternity; (b)
    • Alphonso XIII. She has had no inclination to deviate one iota
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    • reasonable explanation that can be given — not only as to
    • of various nations, and which touch upon human life, will in our day
    • legends as the poetical expression of a nation's soul.
    • Now, this so-called “poetic soul” of a nation is nothing
    • sentence; the explanation, however, which is to occupy us today is the
    • entire nations. And, furthermore, we are confronted by the momentous
    • is sometimes called, far from being any figment of the imagination, is
    • rather that combination of forces which has constructed the physical
    • particular moment which stands out in the history of each nation. It
    • generations by means of the blood. The nation possesses, nevertheless,
    • generations through the entire tribe or the entire nation. Exogamy
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    • poetical expressions of a nation's soul. The poetic soul of a
    • nation is nothing but a fantasy product of donnish
    • trivial explanations of this saying are to be found, but the
    • but the combination of forces behind it that constructed this
    • nation the world over describes a significant moment in
    • inclinations; these could be traced in his blood. This
    • personal life; he learned to govern his moral inclinations
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    • been a verbal explanation; it would have been one if what it
    • imagination that makes many scientists have such a false idea of
    • the combination of the material is so complicated that it cannot
    • and explanation then we see that conscious life is continually born
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    • wit, and power of observation and imagination, than we learn
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    • A materialistic explanation can apparently be found for suffering,
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    • evil. Materialism may appear to have explanations for
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture V: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • divine spark. The designations of everything else we share
    • the child had inclinations to steal. Questioning brought to
    • imagination, and that induces movement in the inner organs
    • throwing itself body and soul into what the imagination
    • through imagination, so its inner organs are condemned to
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    • with the etheric body now come to a culmination with their creative
    • we are clear that a man is subject of re-incarnation — to
    • here how the etheric body is the bearer of creative imagination, of
    • explanation of the human organism, and a man is like an extract
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    • endowed with its own inclinations, and its own impulses to
    • can be readily understood even today. This explanation is
    • part of the body's supporting structure and the culmination
    • “I” on the basis of reincarnation; we must
    • exhausted, an individual loses the inclination to transform
    • memory and creative imagination.
    • body is the bearer of creative imagination and memory, and
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VII: Education and Spiritual Science
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    • those of today's most fertile imagination. Furthermore, an
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • When the incarnation that will follow draws near, the human
    • The explanation
    • hallucinations, and will often give one and the same answer
    • individual cannot through explanations convince the ill
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    • all that person can do is talk glibly about reincarnation and
    • of conversation all over the town. As no natural explanation
    • manifestation. And indeed an explanation was soon
    • entities. This is the realm of Imagination; of ideas that are
    • not a product of fantasy. Fantasy is related to imagination
    • raised to become imagination.
    • yet have access to the world of imagination, but it is a
    • light-filled, sound-filled imagination; then they attain
    • the Power of imagination, impressed itself deeply into the
    • imagination. Spiritual science is such wisdom, and has the
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • At every moment it prevents the chemical combinations from
    • destination ever more clearly, the working of these laws must
    • former incarnations, begin to develop. Consequently, a true
    • imposed upon him, his inherent inclinations and talents are
    • inner inclinations and talents brought over from former
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • unless all inclination towards fantasy and illusion is
    • knowledge, and imagination spiritual vision, knowledge of the
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XII: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • reincarnation and karma in the Christian-Anthroposophical
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    • careful examination of the Gospels as they were in the second
    • short of tragic. Spiritual scientific explanations are
    • spiritual scientific explanations is in effect like saying:
    • oppose spiritual science. Rejection of true explanations is
    • Hebrew nation.
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    • imagination.
    • originates by a combination of materials and forces.
    • Imagination or clairvoyance, Inspiration and Intuition
    • the seven-membered human nature, of reincarnation and karma, of
    • leads to such explanations as I give them here. If we wanted to
  • Title: Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture II: Natural Science Facing a Crucial Decision
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    • explanation of such matters as the relation of spiritual
    • However, with this scientific explanation something would not
    • elements; but everything originates from the combination of
    • explanations. One has to let them go their own ways, and the
  • Title: Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture III: The Knowledge of Soul and Spirit
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    • temperament, our inclinations etc. when we were eight years old
    • change of the temperament and the inclinations advances much
    • inclinations change only if the etheric body changes, and
    • only one single inclination consciously into another, and if it
    • incarnation. What lives here in the body and there in spirit
    • incarnation, the human being has worked on his body and comes
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    • different human members, about reincarnation and karma, the
    • feeling happens with the help of Imagination at the school of
    • feeling by Imagination
    • them into these worlds. You need Imagination. This is not
    • puts a great Imagination before him. This spiritual science
    • accompany this Imagination with our sensations and feelings if
    • life that was around the pupil, it became Imagination. Where he
    • Goethe but say, this is nonsense, and need an explanation of
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    • Thus one can see what power fantasy and perverted imagination
    • century. Here you have a picture, an imagination that is set
    • but in a picture, in an imagination.
    • imagination of the Holy Grail, then one has food and
    • world in truth, and receive it in such imaginations. Then these
    • imaginations work lawfully upon the organism, harmonizing it.
    • These imaginations, however, work as health-bringing, inner
    • impulses. Imaginations bring about effects, and if these be
    • true world-pictures, imaginations, they work in a
    • of forming these inner imaginations, then all his forces stream
    • imaginations to let himself be deceived by false images. He
  • Title: Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture VII: Man, Woman and Child
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    • re-embodiment or reincarnation results from this. We cannot
    • fatherly or motherly side. Thus, the principle of reincarnation
  • Title: Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture VIII: The Soul of the Animal in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • explanation that everything that the human being has as
    • last talk when we considered the view of repeated incarnations
    • memory “has” the animal, imagination
    • imagination, is possessed by memory. The animal is a limb of a
    • higher being that has memory and imagination. The wise
    • abilities like supersensible memory, supersensible imagination,
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    • international banking and in the traffic system to put those
    • the enclosing sense to the national, professional, and
  • Title: Lecture: Man and Woman in Light of Spiritual Science
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    • experience both male and female incarnations. What arises in this way
  • Title: Knowledge of Soul and Spirit: Lecture XII: Sun, Moon and Stars
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    • spiritual only with artistic imagination, can experience it in
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    • Speaking about the great ideals and about the determination of
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    • ourselves in which human imagination dresses our problem. From
    • reincarnation are both things, which intermingle here, as it
    • builds up his next incarnation, the body of his next life. For
    • entered his first incarnation, he had little mental power by
    • which he was before the incarnation. Because the hampering
    • the present incarnation. Those human beings who do not use the
    • present incarnation in the spiritual-mental sense condemn
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    • originates from its imagination. The natural sciences have
  • Title: Where/How/Spirit: Lecture I: Where and How Does One Find the Spirit?
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    • the physical world, then imagination which, however, has
  • Title: Goethe's Secret Revelation: Lecture I
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    • to obtain light on each separate part, and you seek the explanation
    • according to inclination and his destiny, a pure, ideal person, to
    • concept of duty, and follows only his inclinations and instincts.
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    • its emitting light for the illumination of the things. When it
    • duty in himself, but follows his inclinations and instincts. He
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    • explanation of a work of fantasy will be turned down with the remark:
    • made to similar explanations which I have given: ‘We are not
    • his imagination, the right to do it? Can one object: the plant knows
    • against such an explanation of Goethe's story. I do not want things
    • explanations which I shall give you. For it is as true that we must
    • particular inclination of the soul, which, if a man wishes to attain
    • There are people whose inclination lies in the
    • so that not only a few individuals who seek illumination can cross
    • significance, and if we enter into one more explanation, it
    • only give the method of explanation. Bury yourselves in the story,
    • thought, the illumination of feeling and the working out of will.
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    • that a poet created in the free play of imagination. We have
    • happen that such an interpretation, an explanation — if
    • one wants to say so of a work of imagination is discounted with
    • and over again against similar explanations which I have given,
    • poetic work is a work of a comprising imagination penetrating
    • objection to such an explanation of Goethe's fairy tale would
    • Goethean imagination, to show the figures and the
    • the application of the human intellect and power of imagination
    • imagination is allowed to interfere in that which is science,
    • which the power of imagination could attain impersonally.
    • of imagination limited to observation can deliver objective
    • imagination, feeling and willing — in the development of
    • the elimination of everything personal in relation to the
    • objectivity as the thinking or the powers of imagination can
    • imagination in such a way that the being of the things is
    • imagination. However, what I have recognised is only a part of
    • the powers of imagination it becomes clear gradually that there
    • are things that are deeper than the powers of imagination,
    • will, feeling and powers of imagination, while he lets the
    • powers of imagination, the silver king is the representative of
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    • has meant something not only to the imagination, and means
    • able to say to himself — if he finds his own imaginations
    • imaginations. These are the facts that are described in the
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    • dissemination of Christianity. One forgets that it is based on
    • in pictures, in imaginations. Yes, you can express the
    • pantheistic teaching, also no explanation of the fact that the
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    • explanation of this process. If we traced back medicine in
    • the explanation. Otherwise, if he stops in the area of the
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    • Because the nervous system receives these impregnations from
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    • everything that helps him to fulfil his determination in the
    • with a certain right. Already after the few explanations I
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    • the principle of reincarnation and of spiritual causing, karma,
    • death. He does not come to the teaching of reincarnation and
  • Title: Where/How/Spirit: Lecture X: The Practical Development of Thinking
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    • the determination of the human being using high ideals.
    • this respect. The denominations have known this well. There we
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    • combination of temperaments is shaped out of a particular kind of union
    • ancestors. We come to know the law of reincarnation, of the succession
    • likelier explanation is that Steiner, whose audience was very likely
    • reincarnation, unite itself with the physical stream of heredity? The
    • earlier incarnations. Temperament strikes a balance between the
    • wildly, often leading to illusions and hallucinations.
    • The varying combinations of the four members also manifest themselves
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    • understand the nature and destination of the human being. If
    • reincarnation, the result of the curricula vitae. This is
    • being is put by reincarnation, and the bodily current of the
    • pictures, illusions, hallucinations appear unrestrained. We
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    • filled with self-denial and resignation, ready to investigate
    • highest problems of life. Those who have no inclination to compare
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    • Thus all such explanations as rest on a basis of old
    • explanation is demanded drawn from the depths of spirit-life.
    • symbolic explanation is discouraged. The demand is that the
    • explanation of Faust is to depend on the faithful discipleship
    • has received as one approaching illumination. It might be thought
    • supernatural world — national spirits, time-spirits, and so
    • only who is worthy can tread slowly and with resignation. He shows
    • represents the idea of re-incarnation cryptically — as
  • Title: Where/How/Spirit: Lecture XIV: Riddles in Goethe's Faust - Esoteric
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    • such explanation, which is based on old tradition, is flatly
    • refused. Against it, an explanation from the depths of
    • illumination. One could find strange that Faust is placed now
    • worthy can go slowly and with resignation. He shows us that
    • the secret of Helen's incarnation, also poetically.
    • we see what Faust experiences, the incarnation, shown at the
    • the reincarnation of Helen. Goethe mysteriously
    • puts the idea of reincarnation, as he had to do it at that
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    • easily movable mental force and imagination, the ability to
    • it is possible that the same combination of atoms and molecules,
    • there once returns in the same combination and with all details
    • spiritual-scientific truth of reincarnation. He stood also with
    • through many incarnations and has become more and more perfect,
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    • in Goethe, the expression “the Mothers” works with such fascination
    • impregnation from the world beyond, is ruler of the earthly world of
    • impregnation of this spiritual Mother taking place not in the way
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    • differs quite substantially from that of the East. Any nation
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    • the coronation of the Emperor. But in the grandparents of Charles the
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    • coronation. If one goes back to his grandparents, to Floris and
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    • beautiful explanation of a father's ordeal, but if — just because we
    • impressed on the physical body. Then we have to practise resignation; the
    • earthly life. Here we touch on what is called reincarnation, for in the
    • previous lives. Here reincarnation becomes a palpable fact. We need only know
  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul One: Lecture 1: The Mission of Spiritual Science
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    • these myths and legends are attributed to the popular imagination. Those who
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    • purifies the instincts, inclinations, desires and passions of the astral
    • incarnations. Anyone who wishes to acquire this truth must raise himself
    • have combination and shaping, a symmetrical ordering of Nature's work. On the
    • sun and the light, but to be themselves a source of illumination. Now Eos,
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    • human being of today, we have an alternation of the two conditions called
    • combination is not significant in itself, but only in so far as it calls our
    • spiritual heritage he brings from earlier incarnations cannot adapt itself
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    • astonishing that this idea of Reincarnation should be designated as
    • Reincarnation, or repeated lives on earth, is also to be found in the
    • teaching of Reincarnation its own, of being ‘Buddhism’
    • incarnation to incarnation.
    • word, as extending from one incarnation to another.
    • incarnation upon earth. There — behind the external appearance
    • Reincarnation from the Buddhistic standpoint, we must express it
    • effects in the following incarnation; while in the light of
    • carries the fruits of one incarnation onward into the next.
    • judgment, right discrimination, right speech, right deed, right
    • compelled to descend into physical incarnation, but are liberated
    • Form; when nothing passes from incarnation to incarnation save the
    • perfect throughout the course of the succeeding incarnations.
    • look back at past incarnations, or forward to future ones, but
    • incarnations succeed each other, and there is no idea of evolution
    • incarnation to incarnation he is indeed placed in opposition to a
    • incarnations of development, we have — in the Christian
    • incarnations are, therefore, not meaningless, but they are the way
    • the power to use every incarnation that he has upon earth in such a
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    • name that may be given to it. The fact that the doctrine of reincarnation or
    • against Spiritual Science because it has a doctrine of reincarnation and
    • from one incarnation to the next.
    • that what passes from one incarnation to another are the name and form of the
    • human being. When they appear again on earth in a new incarnation, are they
    • in a new incarnation is indeed an effect of the previous personality, we have
    • incarnation, the next life on earth. Behind the external man there is this
    • incarnation in this world. The passionate desire to pass from the spiritual
    • descend into a physical incarnation and so is released from existence and the
    • B.C.after his illumination under the
    • nothing carries over the effects of one incarnation into the next, then we
    • can rise in the course of further incarnations to ever higher and more nearly
    • grew. It turns its gaze to earlier and later incarnations of man and sees him
    • same. Driven into incarnation by his thirst for existence, he enters a world
    • world. And human development through a series of incarnations must be seen as
    • life-forces that will enable him to make use of every incarnation in such a
    • way that its fruits will be carried into every succeeding incarnation through
    • his own powers. The incarnations are not to cease in order to open the way to
    • thus a doctrine of reincarnation, of resurrection, and only in that light may
    • then you will find the strength to carry over from one incarnation to another
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    • outside. Indeed, with this designation ‘I’, we stand before that
    • reincarnation, so often ridiculed today as the outcome of crazy fantasy, is
    • popular imagination arrives at a truth which may often elude the
    • Heraclitus not with resignation but with confidence: The boundaries of the
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    • and sunrise in the middle of the 19th century, the inclination to allow the
    • other phase. Of course this kind of explanation can explain almost
    • alternation of waking and sleeping corresponds to the regular action of
    • alternation of seasons occurs that the inner activity of the soul as
    • alternation of day and night. Anyone who never slept would soon notice that
    • A regular alternation of waking and sleeping builds up our physical body in a
    • imagination are not equally productive at all times. Poets, for example, if
    • This alternation
    • received, to penetrate with his thinking the illuminations, the imaginations
    • does not need to bring about a co-ordination with external facts; he simply
    • sees how these periods occur in alternation, as do full moon and new moon,
    • has a parallel in the alternation of full and new moon. The period of
    • one of us has come in soul and spirit from a former incarnation, so has the
    • earth emerged from a former planetary incarnation. But our earth retains
    • incarnation. And these relics are to be found in the course of the moon round
    • dependence on native place, the changing seasons and the alternation of day
    • between earth and sun. That which plays over from one incarnation to the next
    • the body, and reappears in a new form at the next incarnation. Here there is
    • how man's inner being, as he passes from one incarnation to the next, must
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    • sound-combination in the word or sentence is related to what comes
    • experiences together in different combinations, but this mode of
    • However many more combinations of this kind we might care to
    • marvellous structure, this physical body of man! Closer examination
    • joy, pain, and so on, would only be a radiation or emanation to which
    • that domain, in such a way that we have in the sound an emanation of
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    • that language. The person who observes national character more closely, the
    • particular combination of sounds which form a word or sentence and that which
    • “bim-bam” theory. A more detailed examination would show that
    • of the imagination, feelings and perceptions, was created initially without
    • imagination, and not to realise that it has been taken from the outside world
    • combination “poem-book” in English; something results from the
    • constitution of the Semitic languages and in it is expressed the combination
  • Title: Metamorphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 2: Laughing and Weeping
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    • reason is that although an ego from a former incarnation is living in the
    • inherited qualities are blended with those which pass from one incarnation to
    • In such cases, when some loss is brought before a person in imagination only,
  • Title: Metamorphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 3: What is Mysticism?
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    • onwards, during the 13th and 14th centuries, up to their culmination in that
    • also to some influence from the character of the nation from which he
    • proceeds from ordinary knowledge and goes beyond it is called Imagination;
    • this path. The example most helpful for an understanding of Imagination, or
    • wants to educate a pupil in the higher faculties leading to Imagination would
    • and again, he will finally attain to Imagination, which shows him that in the
    • science, through Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition, we overcome the
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    • from the past into the present. Upon examination, we see how
    • is hope for illumination of the entire world that comes to us
    • submission out again into the world to illumination and true
    • look out into the external world with the illumination we
    • leads to inner warmth and excludes illumination, this
    • wherever he is revealed and thus strives for illumination, it
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    • forms of cognition, which we called Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition.
    • which spreads into our feelings. So it is hope for illumination from the
    • and so to illumination and true knowledge. Anyone who looks at prayer in this
    • around us with whatever illumination we may have received, then prayer will
    • illumination, then the other side will take its revenge. If I look back over
    • all the works where he is revealed and strives for illumination, it comes out
  • Title: Metamorphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 5: Sickness and Healing
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    • instincts, desires, passions, of the surging imagination, perceptions, ideas
    • the bearers of joy and sorrow, judgments, the imagination, etc., cannot
    • human being wrestles from one incarnation to the next with his own life, such
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    • concepts, together with certain inclinations and aversions, which outer
    • various incarnations, we can readily understand that in one earthly life a
    • sweeps through the soul. Such a man will follow his inclinations not because
    • every inclination or impulse, then in his soul something emerges which has
    • his inclinations and desires and to impose on the ever-changing impressions
    • leads him through the three stages of Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition,
    • derive solely from their own impulses and inclinations.
    • from one incarnation to the next and humanity as a whole. We could easily
  • Title: Metamorphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 7: Error and Mental Disorder
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    • pathological. Now we can compare the case that someone has a hallucination
    • careful differentiation of these three members permitted an explanation of
    • can certainly be found if we return to an earlier incarnation.
    • earlier incarnations, but also those which can be found in the line of
    • being from incarnation to incarnation; how in certain failings of the outer
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    • explanations of conscience given by various philosophers are very different,
    • explanations of conscience that have been given over the centuries by the
  • Title: Metamorphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 9: The Mission of Art
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    • heart and the imagination. Many of our contemporaries, accordingly, would say
    • arising in Homer's poetic imagination something like a substitute for
    • in the soul and could endow it with formative power. Poetic imagination is
    • succeeded in Asia by the substitute for it, imagination, this gave rise
    • imagination that came from the East, while Western influence, with its
    • memories of the pictorial imagination of the East, and how from this
    • clairvoyance reproduced by poetic imagination. And whatever was preserved
    • possible for imagination to depend on external influences. A small fact will
    • imagination, bestowed on man as a substitute for spiritual vision and given
    • this passes away, he is granted imagination, which creates for him a kind of
    • shadowy reflection of what he can no longer perceive. Imagination has had to
    • Man takes imagination with him on his way; and when
    • appears, we see the spiritual world created anew out of imagination.
    • it can give a view of the spiritual world in imagination, as in the second
    • man towards the spiritual world with the aid of imagination, art has prepared
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    • tools of thinking, imagination, feeling, and will-impulses are
    • reincarnation of the human soul. He remarks: after all what he
    • reminiscent of reincarnation and is compatible with his
    • the reincarnation of the human being as it appears in this
    • That reincarnation is a similar fact
    • through incarnations that it experienced during past lives,
    • his determination, his position to the outer world.
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    • explanation just shows that the definition of life given by
    • it will be clear without further explanation, that what
    • from incarnation to incarnation, is veiled by the
    • of Memory” back into former incarnations? That is
    • future with equanimity and resignation, will see that the
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Soul and the Animal Soul
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    • the physical body becomes a combination of purely chemical and
    • understood, this needs no more explanation because spiritual
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    • unterscheiden kann. Also man hat Bilder, Imaginationen
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    • Thus, one has pictures, imaginations of an activity that has
    • materialist may be content with such an explanation.
    • bearer of imaginations that remain unnoticed for years, which
    • of such imaginations going unnoticed, but it also is generally
    • of imagination. In the sleep, we restore them, so that they can
  • Title: Lecture: The Spirit in the Realm of Plants
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    • explanations appear rather fantastic, but his thoughts were actually
    • scope of our observations, of our explanations. He must direct his
    • organism we know that alternations of different conditions are
    • breathing in of the soul is a wonderful alternation in human life. Of
    • who made so fitting a remark about the alternation of waking and
  • Title: Answers to Big Questions: Lecture VII: How Does One Attain Knowledge of the Spiritual World?
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    • get to it by imagination. Indeed, imagination offers things,
    • are ways beyond imagination, ways into the spiritual world that
    • lead on firmer ground than imagination, it was possibly not the
    • History of German Imagination. He had in mind to
    • represent the workings of imagination as a goddess in the
    • what the human being creates in his imagination. Many a person
    • goes just with pleasure to this realm of imagination because it
    • imagination, in its workings. On the other side, he did not
    • another realm than only in that of imagination, namely in the
    • five fingers of the hand, he gives the imagination of the poet
    • Laplace-Kant imagination of the origin and future fall of the
    • It is the thirst for knowledge and a sign of ill imagination
    • human soul is given away to such a pictorial imagination if
    • pictures that are not got out of imagination arbitrarily, but
  • Title: Answers to Big Questions: Lecture VIII: Predisposition, Talent and Education of the Human Being
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    • to the time of reincarnation in the creation of our next
    • concerned had an excellent imagination, he could have very well
    • mobility with which activity of imagination, pictorial
    • imagination, ingenuity are also connected as heritage from the
    • could tell stories with whom the imagination functioned most
    • — preference, inclination, and sympathy deeper sitting
    • outline. Since what the imagination takes up as a picture, as a
    • However where is so nicely declaimed that the imagination plays
    • imagination, but only the pictorial one.
    • shows us how the pictorial, vivid imagination twitches in our
  • Title: Lecture: Zarathustra
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    • of Reincarnation occupies a foremost place. The idea that the human
    • must always draw from the source which we may call Illumination,
    • essence — the imperishable essence that passes from incarnation
    • to incarnation. When we pierce through the veil of the inner being
    • we find traces of concepts derived from the illumination of the great
    • with Brahma could only be attained by the elimination of all the
    • spiritual world in another way. Their way would not help a nation
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    • Reincarnation. According to this generally unpopular and little
    • that which we may term Illumination, whereby they are initiated
    • soul Ego — which Ego continues from incarnation to incarnation,
    • also operate impulses and inclinations, deceit and falsehood, all
    • such manner can no nation make headway. The call is not alone to
  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • imagination, we are called upon to span is wide indeed. It is
    • understand it by placing ourselves, in imagination, in an
    • thought in order to arrive at an explanation of the movements
    • enthusiasm — to the idea of the re-incarnation of the
    • are the images we construct in our imagination when the
    • of knowledge he terms “the power of imagination.”
  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • imagine another covering it which, on examination, proves to be
    • — at best some dim divination about conditions which preceded
    • coarsest material as in a mighty process of elimination, which then
    • modern geologist gives us his explanation of the earth's crust
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    • spread over cosmic space. This physical body is a combination of
    • into ancient times, the more do we find the domination of these
  • Title: Turning Points: Lecture 2: Hermes
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    • various nations, each according to disposition, temperament and
    • among the different nations.
    • great nation was still permitted to retain a certain measure of
    • combinations of manlike and animal shapes. Remarkable religious
    • described, and they realized that his great illumination came
    • The very life of the Egyptian nation in that
    • When each nation had reached the pinnacle of achievement, and its
    • nation had commenced.
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    • Reinkarnation ganz wesentlich sich mit dem Buddhismus verbunden
    • vieles an Resignation erfordern, das ist aber eine andere
    • Resignation als die, welche vor Erkenntnisgrenzen
    • solche Resignation zu der Stufe, wo der Mensch fähig wird,
    • Menschenstufe erreicht hat. Das ist heroische Resignation! Die
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    • connect Buddhism, among other things, with the idea of reincarnation.
    • reincarnation being of course an already recognised truth — is
    • reincarnation is not really essential to the understanding of
    • of reincarnation and yet was quite uninfluenced by Buddhistic
    • the idea of reincarnation neither from ancient tradition, nor from
    • Buddhism, for the idea of reincarnation arises of necessity from an
    • inner effort he attained, in his twenty-ninth year, the illumination
    • lives, through incarnation after incarnation had accumulated an
    • from incarnation to incarnation.
    • illumination “under the Bodhi tree.” We may express the
    • illumination he knew that all that is spread abroad in the world of
    • to use his earthly incarnations that he is finally freed from their
    • earthly order. How did Buddha himself seek illumination? Unless we
    • He sought illumination, as we know, in complete isolation. He
    • must seek an inner illumination of the soul which shall reveal the
    • the essential nature of Buddha's illumination and teaching unless we
    • Reincarnation shines with a
    • Christ Himself, I shall carry into my future incarnations a force
    • explanation of the origin of existence he turned naturally to
    • certain amount of resignation is demanded here, but not the
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    • life of the Western nations. Let us consider for a moment that
    • repeated earth lives, or as we term it, Reincarnation, forms a
    • reincarnation, appears almost equivalent to saying, — that the
    • liberation from reincarnation which it accepts as an established
    • conception of reincarnation, presented in a manner both lofty and
    • believer in the Doctrine of Reincarnation. With regard to this
    • wisdom as may serve to free him from those future reincarnations,
    • that the idea of reincarnation, both with regard to Spiritual
    • with the idea of reincarnation indicates a superficial attitude.
    • very being. Thus it was that there came to those nations who
    • inner illumination, symbolically portrayed in the words,
    • incarnations. Hence, as he developed, during life’s
    • his previous incarnations to his soul’s benefit; the while
    • from that life which is ours as we pass from reincarnation to
    • reincarnation.
    • as ‘The Illumination under the Bodhi Tree
    • pass through many reincarnations, becoming ever more and more
    • underlying his great illumination as follows: — ‘That
    • follows upon life and reincarnation upon reincarnation.
    • of his illumination that in the teachings and experience born of
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    • speak, for the concerning national mission. What is included in
    • Egyptian people lived on, it lived on with the national
    • animal imagination and the animal soul life is dreamlike, vague
    • had to settle down like a gift from above, like a national
    • entire human determination that we survey the world history in
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    • the discrimination, the devoted and unselfish scientific
    • personality or nation, have been chronicled in the order and
    • Jewish nation as if it were an allegory. Philo aimed at a
    • special mission was assigned to each nation, race and tribe in
    • among the mythologies and pagan religions of divers nations such
    • world; for the most varied missions were assigned to Nations and
    • We can best understand the people of a nation
    • each nation gave expression in some special and distinctive
    • manner that to each nation a certain time is apportioned and when
    • this period draws to a close, the nation’s work is done. It
    • persist. In such a case this particular nation has, as it were,
    • it is that certain singular and distinctive national traits may
    • this great nation, however, retained their original temperament
    • mission of the ancient Egyptian nation was to found a culture
    • would still remain endowed with the same temperament and national
    • and while as the nation tarried, the waves of time swept onward.
    • culture, could only be instilled into a nation in which the blood
    • chosen should be taken away from the Egyptian nation, in the
    • exceptional natural circumstances, namely, an unusual combination
    • The Egyptians were a nation whose hour was spent;
  • Title: Answers to Big Questions: Lecture XV: What Has Astronomy to Say about the Origin of the World?
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    • explanation of the deepest secrets of existence looking up at
    • hopeful if we try to get explanation about the big questions of
    • Then we say to ourselves: such explanations that we can give of
    • as an example of explanations. Small wonder, hence, that this
    • would have to be the ideal of a physical explanation to reduce
    • valid as an explanation of nature. Thus, somebody would have
    • have done still nothing for the explanation of the soul and its
    • facts by such an astronomical explanation. For he said,
    • to come to an explanation of the becoming of the universe,
    • of a rationalistic and empiric astronomy at the explanation of
    • and his destination in the world. It is true that the answer to
  • Title: Turning Points: Lecture 5: Elijah
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    • evolution, and that great illumination which he brought to
    • Jehovah-Religion, but this fact had been grasped by the nation in
    • benefits upon the nation. On the other hand, when the people
    • nation was enduring the miseries caused by a period of dearth and
    • manner: — The nation must henceforth form a new Jehovah-concept
    • of the nation, that the individuality known as the prophet Elijah
    • in Palestine, and which by other nations have been termed
    • inner illumination these words: — ‘Initiate thou this man
    • spiritual illumination, which would come to him in the same way
    • could the nation, in that material state into which it had
  • Title: Lecture: Christ and the Twentieth Century
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    • abstraction, nothing but a piece of daring imagination. We, as human
    • by the social imagination of man. According to the most modern
    • nations in the course of human evolution. This is the greatest
    • incarnation to incarnation, from earthly life to earthly life. But he
    • education, and that in the Ego which embraced the whole nation lie
    • ‘re-incarnation’ into their own and add them to all the
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    • evolution and the development of Nations and of Peoples. That is
    • nations and of peoples can only come, when, through the methods
    • through repeated reincarnations, and through knowledge gained
    • incarnation to incarnation. Now, an awareness of the presence of
    • Judaism. But the people of other nations had heard no such voice,
    • The Gods of old were national gods — gods of the
    • pertaining to Redemption, Deliverance and Reincarnation, among
    • sensible of its touch in order that the illumination which is
    • century there will spread abroad a great illumination which will
  • Title: Human History: Lecture I: The Relation of the Human Being to the Supersensible Worlds
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    • violates any kind of mechanical explanation of nature, but if
  • Title: Human History: Lecture II: Death and Immortality
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    • course of the incarnation process something combines with the
    • of immortality from the standpoint of reincarnation. Thus, I
    • reincarnation.
    • think of the idea of incarnation. Nevertheless, it is not only
    • reincarnation on basis of the same principle which prevails in
    • also reincarnation has a beginning and an end. Now I would only
  • Title: Lecture: Prophecy -- Its Nature and Meaning
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    • evident that the kind of divination practised at the end of the
    • immersed himself in what the soul, the heart, the imagination can
    • pictures and imaginations, for instance of the outcome of the battle
    • indicates, in many cases, a culmination of what has come into being
    • people are familiar with intellect and with imagination, so in a
  • Title: Human History: Lecture IV: From Paracelsus to Goethe
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    • Son; and by imagination, we learn to recognise the
    • everything that he has as religious explanations about nature
  • Title: Lecture: The Hidden Depths of Soul Life
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    • announce that the inner core has reached a certain termination with the
    • suicide. The explanation is that, whereas the same thing may have
    • cosmos. We then reach the life of human imagination. When man descends
    • start our descent through Imagination, that is, not fantasy but true
    • Imagination as understood by Goethe. On plunging still deeper we come
    • penetrate beyond Imagination we come to the sphere of the hidden things
    • of perceptible things. Through imagination — provided that it
    • he forms part of the things. He knows that Imagination will not
    • disclose the essential being, but Imagination is the pathway leading to
    • the world's basis its creative element, “the creative imagination
    • — and who will deny that imagination belongs there — he
    • imagination is more creative in the things than reason can render
    • his intellectual activity into the world of imagination — world
    • reason can grasp to the realm of Imagination. Just as when we descend
    • Imagination.
    • think world creative forces run parallel with Imagination, because
  • Title: Lecture: Good Fortune Its Reality and Its Semblance
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    • exceptional imagination, should have to work in some humble position. He
    • reincarnation and karma. A man would be fanatical in his protest against
    • imagination, develops something most real for the inner life — that is,
    • With this, however, we have also arrived at an explanation of what was said
    • experience in imagination when we call an actual fact false becomes reality
    • we see clearly that in an afflicted life Herder awaits the illumination of a
  • Title: Human History: Lecture VII: The Prophet Elijah
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    • explanations are not only thought strictly scientifically, but
    • at a beginning of incarnation, we see approaching an end of
    • incarnations in the future, but with it also the return of the
    • of the determination of the human being.
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    • mere combination — although from a very complicated one —
    • the natural investigator Wilhelm Preyer forms his own imagination. He
    • today. And so we see the most curious imagination has issued from the
    • Century, was convinced he was authorized in his explanation of the
    • explanation if he were not permitted to assume the action of
    • external observation. The imagination that the living developed out
    • we must emphasize again and again that no explanation will succeed in
    • Everyone will realize very easily that such an explanation is no
    • explanation, for we have then to explain where and how these living
    • of the material which we can put before our eyes in our imaginations.
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    • as an impulse caused by social imagination.
    • for the spiritual bases of any national development in the
    • during the repeated incarnations also from their initiates
    • what goes from incarnation to incarnation, the real ego.
    • national gods, engaged to the characteristics of the people
  • Title: Human History: Lecture XI: Human History, Present, and Future in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • myths. That faces us as Imaginations what the human being takes
    • up in his soul to get any explanation of the world. Images are
    • imaginations of the Greek and pre-Greek myths, something faces
    • Imagination, he keeps his logical thinking in his Imaginations
    • usual imagination but Imagination formed the myths, as they
    • all peoples on earth. Only not that Imagination about which we
    • talk spiritual-scientifically but an Imagination that was still
    • clairvoyant, not yet completed Imagination, no mere
    • imagination. It did not resemble something animal even if it
    • clairvoyance. Pegasus is the personification of imagination.
    • Since the imagination is caused because the old Imagination
    • They replace the old Imagination which beheld the spiritual
    • settle in those incarnations which the soul had in the
    • imagination.
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    • his wholly logical, abstract explanations, one finds an old
    • Imagination. But this original knowledge had to get lost
    • which has now to get to a world explanation without
    • incarnations of the spiritual-mental. The fact that this is in
    • with this one life on earth. Here we have an explanation why
    • relation to reincarnation the human being can start the way any
    • centuries can be offered for reincarnation any time. But as
    • of reincarnation and karma that somebody has this spiritual
    • reject the teaching of reincarnation and karma because of the
  • Title: Lecture: Death in Man, Animal, and Plant
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    • behind life — than to many facile explanations springing from
    • in a similar case, concerning the explanations of the origin of man:
    • explanation people are prone to give, when the span of life is
    • ourselves to be influenced by such an explanation as that just
    • as the merely physical combination of external substances, as it is
    • satisfy the imagination of many to be able to compare the sprouting
    • birth; but if a man is following his imagination only he may wish to
    • actualities of the soul, and the germination of the merely organic,
    • through the alternation of waking and sleeping. It should be pointed
    • explanation. I can sympathize with such a man. But the time will come
    • the forces to build up, in a future incarnation, all that man has not
    • incarnations, so that the life also assumes a more exalted form —
    • from incarnation to incarnation throughout eternity. Not until we
  • Title: Human History: Lecture XIV: The Self-Education of the Human Being
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    • of the truth of reincarnation and karma, he can still assume that that which is in him which is
    • the viewpoint of reincarnation — Carneri
    • of our imagination, of our fancy. While the intellectual
    • reincarnation and karma. That means, what I experience in the
    • to cause the right balance of resignation and desire of
    • resignation and desire of activity that
    • resignation of fate because we know that we ourselves have
    • this resignation, it strengthens our will because it is not
    • resignation and the devotion to destiny, but serenity. Someone
    • Thus, just the ideas of reincarnation and
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    • Race’. He speaks there of reincarnation, of the
    • when reincarnation is mentioned — two impulses rising
    • science in favour of reincarnation, one thing is certain
    • the idea of reincarnation. The second arises from a sense of
    • doubt that this pioneer of the reincarnation theory meant to
    • contained in the idea of reincarnation and in that of karma
    • upon his next incarnation, when he will wake to a new life on
    • another earthly incarnation.
    • gained, to re-appear later in a further incarnation,
    • point, and goes on with all my deeds from incarnation to
    • incarnation.’
    • Although they both speak in a similar way of Reincarnation
    • justifiable objection to reincarnation is said to be that
  • Title: Human History: Lecture XVI: Darwin and the Supersensible Research
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    • German National Literature.
    • bases of a new incarnation. Those relations from human being to
    • form the starting point of our next incarnation, so that we
    • forces to be able to meet them in a new incarnation
    • works in the human being from incarnation to incarnation which
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    • the greatest imaginable dissemination — the
    • greatest imaginable dissemination we may say, considering the
    • who are satisfied with such an explanation. But the
    • of Christ before Paul at Damascus. Only, an explanation which
    • Rerum, or Concerning the Birth and Designation of All
    • modern mind. Thus we find that in his explanation of the
    • be the significance of offering explanations about a universal
    • perceives a new world of pictures, of imaginations. And we have
    • imaginations, but that pictures, imaginative conceptions,
    • that only when that which appears as imaginations and an
    • to be sure, if one reflects profoundly on the combination out
    • a designation which Jacob Boehme's friends gave him. They gave
    • him a happy designation. For let us just consider the
  • Title: Lecture Series: The Mission of Raphael in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • “reincarnation” expressed by Hermann Grimm in the introduction
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    • it said quite rightly that explanations and commentaries of poetry
    • the explanations of spiritual science will touch those depths so
    • came into the alternation of sleeping and waking. Sunrise and
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    • Century. For in earlier incarnations insofar as these earlier earth
    • them. Because they bring the results of previous incarnations, souls
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    • unhealthy soul life as illusions, visions, hallucinations, and the
    • hallucinations, and crazy notions, see these creations as realities
    • and not as emanations from its own being? Because the human being
    • of his fear. This is the real explanation for materialism. As
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    • requirements. The different denominations believe that they
    • have to fear any new denomination that it endangers the
    • conquering the social life of the nations.
    • everyday imagination? —
    • the real, not imagined Imagination what it means: the
    • to return to the usual imagination and to think as you just
    • wholly spiritual worlds. The idea of reincarnation
    • hallucinations and so on.
    • illusions, and hallucinations and so on; but one does not know
    • sometimes. Mostly these incarnations are rather famous,
    • imagination can invent; as a rule the real life is completely
    • and hallucinations of a morbid soul life. One may say if one
    • explanations in the following talks. In this preface, I wanted
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    • soul life because unconscious emotions, inclinations urge him.
    • inclinations and emotions. The outer psychology will prove
    • being feels his determination, his value in theosophy, however,
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    • from his denomination, from his religious life. Why one should
    • mere imagination, but because that what the soul experiences in
    • letter case and forms words, the imaginations are confused as
    • Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition in the spiritual world.
    • reality, in spite of all explanations that one has done in this
    • feeling of his determination that he is not bound only to the
    • explanations have lacked what forms just the emotional element
    • explanations in the following talks; and the fact that the
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    • can happen that the following incarnation is an even more
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    • weaving of imagination, we shall feel when we see a block of marble
    • a plastic imagination which tells them that not much would be needed
    • transition-point had to be passed before the doctrine of reincarnation
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    • according to his determination the ideal of the wise man
    • and this is the point of his explanations
    • awakening what Jacob Boehme includes in his imagination. When
    • deeply inclined spirits were seized by that explanation of the
  • Title: Spiritual Science/Treasure for Life: Lecture VII: The Moral Basis of Human Life
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    • explanation of something that must appear quite natural after
    • illusion and hallucination. You experience yourself beyond your
    • from Imagination that with the latter you have the outer
    • Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition into the spiritual
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    • mythologies of the nations, even in the real fairy tales until
    • today. The human being had a pictorial imagination in ancient
    • imagination existed in primeval times which went over to the
    • Greek-Latin imagination only gradually, and that the human soul
    • pictorial imagination that was felt ensouled. This took place
    • The Greek-Roman imagination lasting until
    • quite different feeling and imagination of those times with the
    • combination of monads. If we look into anything of nature, we
    • the national disposition in modern times? He speaks about
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    • connection with which we had the same religion or nation in
    • explanations; since somebody who writes the sentence: Plato and
    • between death and rebirth of. If some denominations do not feel
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    • how Faust is snatched away from the usual imagination. Faust
    • shows, simply because his explanations are not at all
    • mission of Homunculus with the process of human incarnation;
    • human being is not in reality he can be it in his imagination.
    • forces to the incarnation of Helen, the Homunculus of Hamerling
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    • went by at Schulpforta. When he had to write his examination thesis
    • examination at Schulpforta, went to Jena, and had to live there in
    • singular concatenation of circumstances, while he was still
    • us just attempt to view him in imagination as he discharges the
    • would be a profanation of the holy day to address the Jena students
    • accept the resignation which Fichte had not really meant to
    • himself, is typical of German national feeling. For when he delivered his
    • expressed such vehement condemnation of Fichte's previous work that
    • soul of his nation and its national characteristics, in his
    • is rightly regarded as a direct expression of German national sentiment,
    • in so far as we are able to apprehend the spirit of German nationality
    • of foreign domination, so long will the memory of this brave man
    • useless explanation.”]
    • German nation, on its highest level, and speaking from the depth of
    • its being, has to utter. For that is what this German nation
    • level it had then reached, to the German nation itself.
    • expression of German nationality itself, not that which is present
    • eyes of the spirit to his greatness as a national figure, then we
    • any ear for such national greatness will hear it still in our
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    • his imagination. Being awake means arranging the image life by
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    • imaginations, but realities which spiritual science shows. But
    • life is changed into the intensive dream imagination that
    • different but true explanation of that what Schopenhauer puts
    • not mere pictures of imagination, but point to a reality.
    • human destiny and its riddles. These general explanations can
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    • intimate, often ingenious imagination and thinking which is
    • organisation. Often the liveliest explanations and outpourings
    • sensory life, only spiritualising, which their imagination can
    • the human soul approaches the concatenation of destiny with
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    • zur Imagination führen. Dadurch tritt aber das andere
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    • body whose real explanation I have given in former talks; since
    • exist also in psychology, but they give no explanation about
    • one surveys what he has to say about the life of imagination
    • know that the human soul life has not only imagination in
    • whole Faust lived in his imagination. However, this soul
    • imagination. You do not get beyond the mechanism of the soul
    • imagination; then something always takes place when we form a
    • the psychic, of imagination itself. Then spiritual science has
    • is in such a way that in the imagination the human being
    • tones, that means qualities, emphasis of the imagination; since
    • in the nerves only imagination lives. The will does not at all
    • than if we consider it only as a designer of imagination.
    • than in that imagination which does not rise to Imagination,
    • the usual imagination. The respiratory life is less a tool than
    • the imagining can lead to Imagination. However, the spiritual
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    • Vorstellungen sind, dann kann man sie Imaginationen nennen.
    • sie Imaginationen sind, dann leben sie unmittelbar im
    • Leibe. Dann ist es das, was man eine Halluzination nennt. Wenn
    • dann entsteht das, was man eine Halluzination nennt. Nun
    • Halluzinationen. Das kann ihnen der Geistesforscher
    • selbstverständlich nicht bieten; denn die Halluzination
    • ins Seelische geht und statt zu Halluzinationen, zur
    • Imagination kommt, und die Imagination ist ein rein seelisches
    • Seele in der Imagination in der geistigen Welt. Dadurch aber
    • Imagination. Und ein Wichtiges ist, daß man einsieht,
    • daß Imagination, das heißt berechtigter Weg, um
    • geistige Erkenntnis zu erlangen, und Halluzination, das
    • durch einen krankhaften Organismus zur Halluzination kommt,
    • verlegt sich den Weg zur eigentlichen Imagination; und wer zur
    • wirklichen Imagination kommt, bewahrt sich am sichersten vor
    • allem Halluzinieren. Halluzination und Imagination
    • dadurch die Halluzination, das heißt die rein leiblichen
    • Gegenbild der Halluzination die Zwangshandlung, die darin
    • schließen sich gegenseitig aus, so wie sich Halluzination
    • und Imagination ausschließen. Daher ist es auch, daß
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  • Title: Spirit and Matter: Lecture V: The Riddles of Soul and World in the German Cultural Life
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    • the sense impression and the imagination stop it happens that
    • researcher needs a certain width and mobility of imagination to
    • imagination to the processes in the human nervous system or in
    • respiratory organism in this area, as the mere imagination is
    • powerful imagination and thinking. They could not invigorate
    • sensorily and affiliate the imagination? What corresponds to
    • taste, a more precise examination would show that, besides,
    • etheric-bodily has become reality. This becomes Imagination. If
    • Imaginations, then they live immediately in the etheric, while
    • physical body. Then it is hallucination. Many people who want
    • to penetrate into the spiritual world wish hallucinations
    • offer this; since a hallucination is nothing but a reproduction
    • Imagination instead of hallucination. Imagination is a purely
    • psychic experience, the soul lives with Imagination in the
    • Imagination completely consciously. It is important to realise
    • that Imagination is the eligible way to spiritual knowledge and
    • that hallucination is the opposite of it. Both destroy
    • hallucination obstructs the way to the real Imagination for
    • himself; and someone who gets to the real Imagination saves
    • himself from hallucination most certainly. Hallucination and
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  • Title: Spirit and Matter: Lecture VI: Life, Death, and Immortality in the Universe
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    • involved with an examination of that even today which spiritual
    • have often called the first level of beholding Imagination to
    • life. One has to advance to this Imagination, which is a life
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    • zur imaginativen Welt, dann tritt einem die Imagination des
    • Imagination des Ätherleibes des übrigen Organismus
  • Title: Spirit and Matter: Lecture VII: The Beyond of the Senses and the Beyond of the Soul
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    • existence should arise. I want to choose the explanations of a
    • inner Imaginations. If one generally gets to the Imaginative
    • world, you realise the interplay of the Imaginations of the
    • acknowledge: if we generally want to get to an explanation of
    • to a philosophy and the final resignation to ignorance
    • highest causes or his destination.” This is, in the end,
  • Title: Eternal Human Soul: Lecture I: Aim and Being of Spiritual Research
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    • in them that he colours that with his imagination which should
  • Title: Eternal Human Soul: Lecture II: The Human Being as Being of Soul and Spirit
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    • Spiritual science can agree even with such a hard condemnation
    • which you change it into Imagination, into the beholding
    • imagination which lives in the imagination and this is only the
    • spirit. The spirit is not the imagination, but what lives in
    • the imagination in such a way as the usual soul lives in the
    • your dominating mental pictures and your main inclinations,
    • spiritual. Certain denominations needed up to 1822, until they
  • Title: Eternal Human Soul: Lecture III: Goethe as Father of Spiritual Research
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    • part of the spinal cord. Lo and behold, with the examination of
    • starting point? Is the will original, is the imagination, or is
    • relation of imagination, thinking, feeling, and percipience?
    • imagination, his percipience in such a way that he leads the
    • imagination, into this percipience and imagination repeatedly
    • Leading the imagination into the will, leading the will into
    • the imagining, changing the will into imagination and vice
    • for the explanation of the individual ... A great and really
    • imagination. Hence, with his review on all efforts which he had
  • Title: Eternal Human Soul: Lecture IV: Mind, Soul and Body of the Human Being
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    • spiritually real that approaches your imagination from the
    • do not agree with his explanations even if you find him
    • dilettantish: in his explanations is something by which you are
    • resignation, a certain renunciation belongs to it. While as a
  • Title: Eternal Human Soul: Lecture V: Nature and Her Riddles in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • able to go, for example, into some interesting explanations of
    • explanations that one gets around not to imagining the primeval
    • like to point to the explanations that Herman Grimm did about
    • “The great Laplace-Kant imagination of the origin and
    • It is the thirst for knowledge and a sign of ill imagination
    • was misled, however, just by his imagination and could not
  • Title: Eternal Human Soul: Lecture VI: The Historical Life of Humanity and Its Riddles
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    • single nations of Europe have become in the course of the human
    • the tearing of the European nations, and particularly if he
    • Wilson's explanations that there is a strange correspondence
    • in his respective national character. Just while one notices
    • of a nation or of the whole humanity. Then one must have the
    • beholding in a spiritual reality, so that the Imaginations are
    • no imaginations, but reproductions of spiritual reality,
    • value that, however, the Imagination points to an objective
    • life only if one pursued the developing imagination of the
    • through them really at the developing imagination of humanity.
    • not take place in that which imagination experiences, but is
    • the explanation and analysis of these facts as Lamprecht does
    • with the historical development. Imagination will teach what
  • Title: Lecture: Manifestations of the Unconscious: Dreams, Hallucinations, Visions, Somnambulism, Mediumship
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    • phenomena of hallucination, of visionary
    • ironic, humorous mood. An oscillation, an alternation of
    • Examination of
    • the ordinary logic holding good for explanations of the outer
    • ideas of genuine Imagination. He knows that with his soul he
    • hallucinations, visions and the like.
    • example, whose powers of discrimination and discernment I
    • identical with a picture arising as an hallucination or
    • hallucinations, in visionary experiences? No, it is not!
    • Hallucinations and visions are due precisely to
    • diseased or too weak, a phenomenon such as an hallucination
    • what really lies at the bottom of hallucinations and visions?
    • of growth, digestion and metabolism, but that hallucinations
    • any means sublimated in hallucinations and visions; on the
    • perception. Hence hallucinations and visions are always an
    • knowledge through visions, hallucinations and the like. On
    • Neither are hallucinations and visions ever identical in
    • hallucinations and visions arise because some bodily organ so
    • therefore be said that hallucinations and visions represent a
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  • Title: Eternal Human Soul: Lecture VIII: The Animal and Human Realms. Their Origin and Development
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    • These explanations should confirm it: the human being
    • is expressed what must be an organ of imagination, of
    • being, the organs of imagination are above the organs of will.
    • and those of imagination. Someone who knows to observe the soul
    • which the animal cannot have because its imagination originates
    • influenced by imagination.
    • from the trivial imagination and rejects them then because it
    • first origin of the human, the combination of the male and the
  • Title: Eternal Human Soul: Lecture X: The Questions of Free Will and Immortality
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    • little explanation can be given. The researchers always
    • way, as for example the mere imagination, but so that the
    • consciousness. However, from my former explanations you have
    • anyhow, while the soul weaves the Imagination when it
    • have only to cherish that you must not confuse this Imagination
    • with imagination on the other side. What it weaves is also
    • in that which he weaves in his imagination in such a way that
    • imagination he is left to an inner real necessity. In the
    • visionary nor is imagination, but that it has to be
    • imagination of the usual everyday consciousness is supported by
    • This happens if the activity of Imagination is so maintained
    • The pictures disappear, Imagination stops. However, to that
    • which speaks by Imagination, the consciousness relates more
    • neither as active as with Imagination, nor are in such a way
    • the interaction of Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition
    • this spiritual world with Imagination, Inspiration, and
    • itself only in pictures, in Imaginations. Now the outer body in
    • which you have been becomes an Imagination of the
    • Imagination in every human soul what, however, represents the
    • human being is removed, actually, from Imagination. Hence, that
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    • ‘Imagination’ nor has it anything whatever to do with somnambulism
    • As I said, this intellectual explanation is not the most important element
    • time.’ and from this we realise that his illumination is to be traced
    • entangled in material existence. He traces back his illumination to his
    • explanation — it is the very simplicity that is right’ —
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    • possible imagination and calls forth thinking. It is this activity
    • of the people of those militant nations that have striven to
  • Title: Truths and Errors: Lecture I: Spiritual Science and the Future of Humanity
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    • soul to settle in the way of this new imagination to understand
    • childish imagination of the ancient humanity; we have entered
    • conscientious research finds the explanation only if it
    • ancient peoples have arisen from childish imagination. No, we
    • There are two forms of resignation. The old clairvoyant could
    • — This was another resignation than that which we find
    • because of his imperfection. This is heroic resignation, full
    • developed. — This is a fundamental resignation. It
    • differs quite substantially from the heroic resignation; it has
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    • bring forward as documents, as proofs of reincarnation and
    • illusions, hallucinations? Does one not know self-deceptions?
    • Nevertheless, accept the ideas of karma or reincarnation as a
    • reincarnation are right. The conclusions could be right
    • illusions, hallucinations and of any soul life generally than
    • silenced which take the viewpoint of reincarnation. If —
    • to support the idea of reincarnation — the theosophical
    • Others say — to prove the teaching of reincarnation
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    • explanations. In that talk, I wanted to show in particular that
    • another way than possibly pictures of usual imagination are. If
    • your teaching of reincarnation almost supports egoism. Since
  • Title: Truths and Errors: Lecture IV: Truths of Spiritual Research
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    • and destination of the human being, of the soul experiences
    • regards as visions, as hallucinations and other phenomena of
    • soul attains if it has visions, hallucinations, delusions et
    • hostile to all delusions, hallucinations and the like. It
    • one wants to compare an Imagination to a vision, a
    • hallucination on the way to spiritual research, one has to say,
    • a vision, a hallucination overpowers the human being, it
    • fact that he himself creates the Imagination.
    • on. Then gradually the Imaginations that he has sent down to
    • to distinguish imagination, mental picture, and reality in
    • the human being has repeatedly sent his Imaginations into the
    • the spiritual researcher has attained Imagination, then he gets
    • Imagination. On the way of Inspiration, everything must be
    • Instead of Imagination, you can take, indeed, another way of
    • Then he may get to a kind of Imagination, but to a subjective,
    • about the spiritual world is nothing but hallucinations. One
    • hallucinations.
    • already very long. If the pictures [of Imagination] return
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    • strong imagination of the medium is also not appropriate
    • every strong imagination works substantially on the
    • that people with strong imagination are just bad media. If a
    • fantastic world of hallucinations, visions, and delusions and
    • because all interests, all inclinations, all sympathies that
    • the sources of error by the dissemination of spiritual science.
    • In a way, the dissemination of spiritual research resembles the
    • dissemination of any other research. As for example not
    • damage is a source of error just with the dissemination of
    • of error with the dissemination of spiritual truths that
    • error can prevail with the dissemination of spiritual research,
    • error with the dissemination of spiritual truths. I tried to
    • belletristic portrayal of such things always only imagination
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    • hallucinations and visions, which are of no value. —
    • this whole imagination by his will. If one has developed his
    • explanation. We see a person; two others stand before him and
  • Title: Truths and Errors: Lecture IX: Spiritual Science and Natural Sciences - their Relationship to the Riddles of Life - 1
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    • pathological states like hallucinations, delusions and the like
    • does not regard a hallucination as a reflection of its being,
    • from their hallucinations. This is in such a way because
    • horizon of the pathological soul life visions, hallucinations
    • reality and imagination correctly.
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    • pathological hallucinations. However, they are only externally
    • similar. A pathological soul life leads to hallucinations. The
    • world of pictures or Imaginations. We realise with that who
    • his hallucinations. Why is this the case? Because just in such
    • imagination. Because he himself is that, he believes so firmly
    • With the teaching of reincarnation, we face the question of
    • reincarnation and karma. You can literally read in the
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    • such prophecies play a big role in my explanations?
    • notice them with the usual day consciousness. This inclination
    • retained — leads to Imagination.
  • Title: Freedom/Immortality/Social: Lecture I: The Human Soul in the Supersensible Realm and Its Relationship to the Body
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    • arisen from the imagination of single ones.
    • one did not want to recourse to images of imagination or dream
    • not only explanations, which nobody admires more than the
    • explanation of it.”
    • Imaginations. They would like to experience it with the senses.
    • material. Knowledge has to become Imagination, so that in the
    • Imaginative experience which is as subtle as imagination, but
    • explanations with the following considerations:
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    • of this or that denomination says, but one should say nothing
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    • assigned to it. This scientific imagination has the peculiarity
    • usual human imagination — not in the supersensible
    • power of imagination if you do not want to get to fantastic
    • developed a ripe and versatile power of imagination, so that
  • Title: Freedom/Immortality/Social: Lecture IV: The Science of the Supersensible and the Moral-Social Ideas
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    • a certain level of freedom, of self-determination only because
    • understand history with the creative imagination of the people.
    • aesthetic-academically who cannot create out of Imagination.
    • outside worked as a cause of the illumination of the second one
    • and the second as a cause of the illumination of the third.
    • that Imagination, that Inspiration can originate which can
    • being with the supersensible human by Imagination, by
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    • death, he does not describe it out of imagination, but while he
    • spiritual research, the doctrine of reincarnation seems to be.
    • soul, after it has gone through many incarnations, can
    • combinations of the spirit formed a considerable part of the
  • Title: Freedom/Immortality/Social: Lecture VI: Spiritual-Scientific Results about the Ideas of Immortality and the Social Life
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    • interesting book about dream imagination by Johannes Volkelt
    • — that one cannot look at it with scientific imagination;
    • work in it, then one can do this only with imagination. Herman
    • with imagination. However, with imagination one cannot grasp
    • concepts like the scientific ones. From Imagination, from
    • have to be superseded by that which arises from Imagination for
    • in living Imaginations and is related to, but not the same
    • imagination and sensory percipience, but speaks to that which
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    • thought, if it is an imagination thought, if it is a thought
    • determination is necessary for such studies. Since it will
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    • to which he cannot ascribe that it can give such explanation. I
    • not give any explanation of the most important in the human
  • Title: Freedom/Immortality/Social: Lecture X: Moral, Social Life and Religion from the Viewpoint of Anthroposophy
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    • stand on a firm ground of truth and to get explanation about
    • inside, and which one calls Imagination
    • What I called Imagination there delves into that which is above
    • doctrine of predestination, arose for Augustine from his view
    • from this doctrine of predestination? Tomorrow I would like to
    • the sense of the doctrine of predestination. However, he
    • form Plotinism accepted in the doctrine of predestination, then
    • everlasting damnation from the start whatever it does. However,
    • transform his dreadful concept of predestination; this arose
    • predestination associated with that which the single human
    • the doctrine of predestination because he did not want to
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    • incarnation of Christ in the person Jesus and so on. The
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    • incarnation, the existence of the spirit in the sacrament of
    • imagination. The ethical individualism originates this way as I
    • imagination, they become the force of spiritual
    • any role with the explanation of the plant growth, the question
    • him, at most with some critical explanations and something else
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    • gewisser Beziehung heute auch an seinem Kulminationspunkte
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    • in der Erinnerung. Vom gegenständlichen Erkennen durch Imagination
    • möchte sagen die Kulminationszeit des Agnostizismus
  • Title: Fruits/Anthroposophy: Lecture 2 (Summary): Perception and Thinking
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  • Title: Fruits/Anthroposophy: Lecture 3 (Summary): The Tragedy of F. Nietzsche
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    • Verständnis bringen, was auch zum Aufstieg in Imagination,
    • die übersinnlichen Erkenntnismethoden der Imagination, der
  • Title: Fruits/Anthroposophy: Lecture 4 (Summary): The Relationship between Goethe and Hegel
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  • Title: Anthroposophie, Ihre Erkenntniswurzeln und Lebensfruchte: Funfter Vortrag
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    • in der Erinnerung. Vom gegenständlichen Erkennen durch Imagination
    • leben in dem, was ich in meinen Schriften als Imagination,
    • Inspiration, Intuition bezeichnete. Wenn nun von Imagination
    • damit die Art und Weise gegeben haben, wie auch Imaginationen
    • sind, so zeigen diese Imaginationen, indem sie in die Seele
    • wirkliche Erkenntnisimaginationen auftreten, sondern daß
    • Äußerliche der Erkenntnisimaginationen
    • diese Erkenntnisimaginationen nicht sind. Sie sind nicht
    • irgendwie etwas, das einer Vision, einer Halluzination oder
    • in Visionen, in Halluzinationen und dergleichen verfällt.
    • Erkenntnisimaginationen sind in demselben Sinne gesunde
    • Seelenerlebnisse, in dem Visionen, Halluzinationen und so
    • Halluzinationen als durch Sinneswahrnehmung, dann hat er
    • Erkenntnisimaginationen haben, daß durch sie das
    • Erkenntnis-imaginationen solche Übungen gemacht werden,
    • wird anders, wenn man zur Erkenntnisimagination aufsteigt, und
    • erste Stufe für das Erleben von Erkenntnisimaginationen.
    • Imaginationserkenntnis Fähigkeit werden soll, in gewissem
    • zu einer Art von Kulmination. Es ist so, daß das Ich
    • Imagination genannt werden darf, weil es bildhaft auftritt.
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  • Title: Fruits/Anthroposophy: Lecture 5: From Sense Perception to Spirit Imaging
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    • to the anthroposophical path of knowledge. Imagination is described as a
    • works as Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition.
    • When the term Imagination
    • a recalled memory, for this will also be the way in which Imaginations
    • a person may have had years ago. Imaginations on the other hand, if
    • they are genuine cognitive Imaginations called up in the soul, will
    • or hallucinations and so on. On the contrary, they develop man's
    • in when subject to visions, hallucinations and the like. Imaginative
    • perceptions are healthy soul experiences. Visions, hallucinations etc.
    • and hallucinations than by sensory perception really cannot be said
    • any form of cognitive Imagination, not to tune down the relationship
    • if cognitive Imagination is to be achieved, of doing specific exercises.
    • progresses to cognitive Imagination, for now experience can be managed
    • stage in the experience of cognitive Imagination. The I, the ego, is
    • egoity reaches a kind of culmination. What happens is that egoity first
    • concepts but as something we may call Imagination, because it takes
    • of examinations and the like, anything to do with the process of acquiring
    • towards the development of faculties for objective cognitive Imagination.
    • and when a certain culmination has been reached to feel this ego flow
    • show clearly that the road to cognitive Imagination is not something
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  • Title: Anthroposophie, Ihre Erkenntniswurzeln und Lebensfruchte: Sechster Vortrag
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    • in der Erinnerung. Vom gegenständlichen Erkennen durch Imagination
    • Man muß nur einmal studieren, welche Machinationen man zum
    • Imagination, anschaut, selbst anschaulicher wird und sich sogar
    • die Imagination bekommt —, an Vorgänge des Ablebens,
    • sich der Imagination, der Inspiration nähert, als sie in
    • in einer Imagination den Denkprozeß erlebt. Man erlebt
    • Anschauung als Bild ergibt, wenn man in der Imagination an das
    • Imagination selber geistig-seelisch ein ähnlicher Vorgang
    • persönlichen Erlebnisse. Der Imaginationsvorgang sondert
    • der Imagination ist ein Geistig-Seelisches tätig, und ihm
    • die Imagination noch nicht erfassen kann, denn der
    • aus Imagination, Inspiration und Intuition. Aber Sie sehen: es
    • zunächst, wenn man zur Imagination aufsteigt. Die
    • Imagination liefert Bilder, die, obwohl sie rein
    • das Gefühl, daß die Imaginationen eigentlich nur von
    • kontinuierliche Kraftentfaltung in der Welt der Imaginationen
    • mit der Imagination hindurchgearbeitet haben zu dem Ergreifen
    • Imagination angeeignet haben. So lebt in unserem Organismus
    • notwendig ist, um die Imagination und auch die folgenden Stufen
    • hinführen soll zur Imagination, nicht mit herabgestimmtem
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  • Title: Fruits/Anthroposophy: Lecture 6: From Imaginative Knowledge to Inspirational Knowledge
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    • to the anthroposophical path of knowledge. Imagination is described as a
    • our memory. Just consider the machinations we used when we were young
    • Imagination consists in receiving pictures — bears the mark of processes
    • comes more alive when approaching Imagination and Inspiration, than
    • in mind and spirit, in an Imagination. The same process becomes a material
    • the process of Imagination to thinking, as I have just described. It
    • in this way, we shall indeed come to realize that Imagination itself
    • for our personal experiences. The process of Imagination moves away
    • mind. A spirit and soul element is active in Imagination. There is an
    • actual process in the outside world corresponding to this, but Imagination
    • perception consists in Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition. But,
    • inner choice will be lost for a time when we progress to Imagination.
    • Imagination yields images that are experienced purely in soul and spirit
    • and yet, as I said yesterday, have nothing to do with visions, hallucinations
    • develop is that the Imaginations are only broken up into individual
    • force we experience evolving in the world of Imaginations is a picture.
    • Gradually we find out that through entering into Imagination, we have
    • shall achieve only by achieving Imagination. This power of growth lives
    • to a life in Imagination.
    • that is needed to develop Imagination and also the next two stages of
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  • Title: Anthroposophie, Ihre Erkenntniswurzeln und Lebensfruchte: Siebenter Vortrag
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    • in der Erinnerung. Vom gegenständlichen Erkennen durch Imagination
    • gegenständlichen Erkennen aus durch Imagination und
    • Imagination, Inspiration zur Intuition erstrebt wird. Wir
    • Geisteswissenschaft zurücklegt durch Imagination und
    • Dadurch aber bereiten wir uns durch die Imagination vor
    • das Hinausbringen solcher Imaginationen aus dem nun erlangten
    • ja unrealen Imaginationen zu haben, sondern diese
    • hineinzufinden. Statt der vorherigen subjektiven Imaginationen
    • leuchten auf im Bewußtsein objektive Imaginationen, und
    • das Aufleuchten solcher objektiver Imaginationen, die jetzt
    • durch diese Imaginationen offenbart. Genau in derselben Weise,
    • erlangten Imaginationen mit voller Überzeugungskraft die
    • Vergessen so weit treiben, daß wir Imaginationen aus uns
    • Imaginationen fortzuschaffen, die Einzelheiten innerhalb des
    • die Imagination unseres ganzen Wesens als Mensch
    • zur Imagination erheben, sehen wir auf geistig-seelische Art
    • Dasjenige aber, was wir uns erringen durch Imagination,
    • nicht jeder heute schon zur Imagination, zur Inspiration, zur
    • Geisteswissenschaft, die in Imagination, Inspiration und
    • Imagination, Inspiration und Intuition aufdeckt. Aber diese
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  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy's Contribution to the Most Urgent Needs of Our Time
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    • super-sensible cognition by means of Imagination, Inspiration and
    • uniform explanation of the world, simply out of a desire for
    • boundaries of the world-all, the contemporary explanation of
    • through anthroposophical spiritual science, by means of Imagination,
    • takes by means of Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition. I
    • through Imagination for the knowledge of a truly objective spiritual
    • some extent, as it were throwing out these imaginations from the
    • having, yes, the unreal imaginations. We must deliberately
    • of the former subjective imaginations, objective imaginations light
    • Imaginations which in fact do not come from ourselves, but from
    • its outer appearance through these Imaginations. Exactly in the same
    • so now the Imaginations we have attained give us plenary conviction
    • we not only push the forgetting so far that we throw out the Imaginations,
    • further, not only to expunge those Imaginations whose details remain within
    • the horizon of the Imaginative world but also to wipe out the imagination
    • Intuition and Imagination we see, soul-spiritually, what is active in
    • Imagination, Intuition and Inspiration we have first as a free inner
    • the causal explanation of nature finds in its domain no place in the
    • Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition. But as spiritual
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  • Title: Fruits/Anthroposophy: Lecture 7: The Gulf Between a Causal Explanation of Nature and the Moral World Order
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    • to the anthroposophical path of knowledge. Imagination is described as a
    • The Gulf Between a Causal Explanation of Nature
    • things to Imagination, Inspiration and finally Intuition. This most
    • of Anthroposophy by progressing through Imagination and Inspiration
    • spiritual science takes through Imagination and Inspiration. I have
    • Imagination in this way we prepare ourselves for insight into a genuinely
    • removing such Imaginations from the consciousness we have now achieved.
    • We need to practise no longer to have the Imaginations, for they are
    • Imaginations previously have been subjective, objective Imaginations
    • Imaginations, Imaginations not arising out of us but out of spiritual
    • those Imaginations. In the sphere of our sensory perception, we can
    • In the same way, the Imaginations achieved at this point reveal to us
    • of Imaginations, but by going yet one step farther. When we attain to
    • efforts beyond the point where we get rid of Imaginations containing
    • the Imagination of our whole being as a human person, that is, discard,
    • to Intuition, and Imagination, we perceive in soul and spirit the real
    • a world, as it were. Anything we achieve through Imagination, Intuition
    • at the explanation of nature based on causality, there is no place in
    • of course able today to advance to Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition.
    • in the concepts gained through spiritual science, through Imagination,
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  • Title: Anthroposophie, Ihre Erkenntniswurzeln und Lebensfruchte: Achter Vortrag
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    • in der Erinnerung. Vom gegenständlichen Erkennen durch Imagination
    • Imagination, Inspiration und Intuition selbst, in welchen man
    • werden will durch Imagination, Inspiration und Intuition, der
    • Resignation des Denkens zu üben, die notwendig ist, um
    • Dann aber, wenn man diese Resignation übt, dann kommt man
    • dann in den Imaginationen auftreten, und daß es
    • der Imagination zutage treten, wird dem Menschen dasjenige vor
    • Nationalwirtschaft zur Weltwirtschaft geworden sind, in
    • sind unsere nationalökonomischen und unsere
    • durcharbeitet zur Imagination, das ein Objektives ergreift, das
    • die so verdichteten Prozesse mit der Imagination. Auf der einen
    • Seite ist die Imagination in der Lage — wenn ich mich
  • Title: Fruits/Anthroposophy: Lecture 8: The Social Question
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    • to the anthroposophical path of knowledge. Imagination is described as a
    • of achieving Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition as such. These are
    • in our Imaginations. Thinking will then be able to reach the world which
    • When the results of Imagination
    • of resources became tribal economy, national economy and finally world
    • to Imagination, taking hold of something objective and coming to expression
    • through Imagination. On the one hand. Imagination is able — if I
    • the element contained in denominational religion must always be a drag
  • Title: Lecture: On the Reality of Higher Worlds
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    • world of the senses can stand the test of searching examination; the
    • picture or combination of pictures, but that it comes into our
    • Thinking, Imagination.
    • in very truth, to think in pictures, in Imaginations.
    • illusions, visionary experiences or hallucinations in our Imaginative
    • Spiritual Science produce nothing but visions and hallucinations,
    • which lead to visions, hallucinations, or mediumship.
    • Everything that leads to mediumship, to hallucinations or visions,
    • consciousness, it is possible to recognise hallucinations and
    • our organism since the beginning of earthly life. The Imagination
    • elimination of images which want to remain.
    • hallucinations and visions he loses his ordinary, normal
    • consciousness; he lives in his hallucinations and his powers of
    • human reason and discrimination. This holds good not only at the
    • Imagination and Inspiration?
    • With Imagination and Inspiration we comprehend not merely what has
    • Through Imagination and Inspiration a man reaches his innermost Self.
    • Imagination, must flow outwards, into what is objective. Thinking,
    • A man who has achieved Inspiration and Imagination however, has been
    • subject to the domination of nature-necessity.
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  • Title: Lecture: Paths to Knowledge of Higher Worlds
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    • visions or hallucinations. Spiritual-scientific knowledge, in our
    • led to hallucinations or to similar results, he may be led into all
    • hallucinations or mediumistic phenomena. It rejects all this
    • memory we should be psychopaths, subjected to hallucinations and to
    • there can be no question of falling a prey to hallucinations or
    • When we are subjected to hallucinations or suggestions, the ordinary
    • whether this is a hallucination or not. We can only be sure of the
    • tableau arising through imagination is placed before the soul and we
  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • had long ago felt the inclination to build a bridge leading from
    • two lectures already contained many explanations, so that the
    • know that only by IMAGINATION we reach the stage of being able to
    • than if we seek some nebulous mystery as an explanation for these
    • hallucinations or visions, but we can follow the whole process
  • Title: Foundations of Anthroposophy: Lecture I: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • Oliver Lodge, who had long ago felt the inclination to build a
    • Paths to the Knowledge of Higher Worlds.] explanations,
    • only by imagination we reach the stage of being able to
    • fall a prey to hallucinations or visions, but we can follow the
  • Title: Foundations of Anthroposophy: Lecture II: Man in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • subject him to hallucinations and delusions, to suggestion and
    • conditions, visions or hallucinations, constitute some
    • critical examination of certain facts may have convinced you
    • form, through hallucinations or through other psychic
    • or hallucinations cannot return at will, when they
    • which produces hallucinations and visions, and the total
    • then Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition really enable
    • incarnation. Consequently that part which lives in our
    • so that the involuntary conditions of hallucination and of
    • visionary experience arise. One sees that hallucinations and
    • Does this fact contradict the explanations given above? It does
    • explanations which I have tried to give as a partial solution
    • imagination and inspiration, which arise in the way I have
    • this newly acquired intuition, gained through imagination and
    • do not come across complicated chemical combinations, but in
    • us a highly complicated chemical combination or some molecular
    • following the explanations now given on the nature of man.
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    • there lives in the proletariat — and in international
    • the international social democracy had been cheered.
    • time will come when the international proletariat will be able
    • which is popularly called `sharing of work' in national
    • determination of the price or value of land in an economic
    • is sick. Out of a combination of symptoms we can gain knowledge
  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • The explanations
    • shall enlarge the explanations already given yesterday. It is
    • elimination of mineral-physical substances throughout the whole
    • body. This elimination gives rise to that thought activity which
    • death, or the elimination of physical-mineral substance —
    • for death is nothing but the complete elimination of man's
    • elimination of a dead, corpse-like element within us.
    • intellectual combinations of these sensory observations, and
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    • sense-observation, intellectual combinations of these sensory
  • Title: Reincarnation and Immortality: Lecture IV: Nature of Anthroposophy
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    • and hallucinations, through medium-ship, or through suggestion
    • anything which leads him to hallucinations or visions, through
    • from hallucinations and visions becomes more dependent upon his
    • hallucinations and visions, or if he becomes open to
    • submerged in this life of hallucinations and visions.
    • hallucinations. A spiritual researcher in the
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • an inclination towards it. But it is correct to say that, in one
    • “fancy” or “imagination” in the usual sense
    • “Imagination” is as much involved with the inner essence
    • ourselves to “Imagination” and, in the way I have still
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and the Visual Arts
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    • determination of any object occupying space; or, as in kinematics,
    • could rightly say: Yes, but this determination in relation to a
    • “imaginations” took shape out of the old, instinctive
    • clairvoyance. One receives an “imagination” of the whole
    • pictures — “imaginations” — which were made
    • “Imagination”.
    • have been calling “Imagination”. In this the cosmos, not
    • however, perceive (erschauen), by “imagination”,
    • nonsense. He includes the whole earth in his explanation of the
    • “imaginations” what weaves in mere thoughts; that is, by
    • laws formulated in thoughts, but by “imaginations”. What
    • “imaginations” again. And if we become productive, it
    • pictures formed by the configured “imaginations” of
    • older “imagination”, and was able to receive into one's
  • Title: Tension Between East and West: Lecture 1: Natural Science
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    • can intervene only formally, in clarification, combination and
    • combination of mirror-images. Images before me cannot compel
    • combination and analysis of thoughts. In this way he altered
    • nature: the imagination was not all that unusually active.
    • illumination from the ancient Orient, the magnificent song
    • by way of explanation and not with any idea of recommending it,
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    • unhealthy life of the soul, leads to mediumism, hallucinations
    • conjure up visions or hallucinations from the soul, but to
    • hallucinations and visions. He strives quite calmly to achieve
    • than the simple elimination of images, but one does eventually
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    • unconscious. Yet even a superficial examination of human
    • explanation. Anyone who has some contact with the spiritual
    • examination of the foundations of human civilization. This is
    • science, to exclude the imagination from everything that is
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    • the cosmos. A closer examination of the way in which the
    • examination by a true student of the soul, to rest on some
    • only need an explanation, and this can be conveyed in popular
    • something like a combination of spiritual elements resulting
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    • have in our present-day social pattern an inorganic combination
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    • determine, from the centre of national life, the nature of
    • inclination to think up a system of this kind; his eye is only
    • inclinations of the Orient. This is true even where the
    • attitude. Out of this, out of a combination of the nature of
    • merely the successor of the Oriental national leaders, for,
    • religious denominations, whereas in the major social structures
    • that are the nations we observe the operation of legal
    • within nations. We perceive that, in the ancient Orient, the
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    • the international situation today, and observe, with the
    • `mind's eye' I would say, how the various nations of the
    • and nations into conflict, strife and combat, are to lead, if
    • aesthetic element. And this combination of aesthetic and
    • experience, implies its subordination to a merely utilitarian
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    • relatively easy to work out, on a would-be national basis, any
    • straightforward and simple manner, an explanation in terms of
    • depends on men's determination. I know that many people
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    • is no such thing as a general abstract determination of law;
    • ratiocination has been expended on law in the course of
    • precisely when it becomes nationalized, it leads to the
    • an organization and not a combination. It comes into being
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    • When a man is convinced that the imagination of the dream can
    • through sense-perceptions or any intellectual combinations?
    • carried into this earth-life as an inner determination of
    • formed only in the imagination. Geometry is not a spontaneous
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    • have developed forms to which the designation ‘moral’ cannot be
    • combination of all that is in the cosmos, ever to
    • what happens is the elimination of the processes
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    • combinations and unite with quite different
  • Title: Esoteric Development: Lecture III: Supersensible Knowledge: Anthroposophy as a Demand of the Age
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    • in the capacity of discrimination, has gained in power of
    • fascination. In other words, what appears before the soul in such
    • imaginative knowledge, or Imagination.
    • consciousness there begins to enter, in place of Imagination,
    • reach the stage where, to Imagination and Inspiration, which we
    • Imagination and Inspiration, as to render these intensified
    • transparently clear through the manner of my explanation that the
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: Supersensible Knowledge: Anthroposophy as a Demand of the Age
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    • fascination. In other words, what appears before the soul in such
    • knowledge, or imagination.
    • to enter, in place of imagination, that which I have called in the
    • where, to Imagination and Inspiration, which we have already
    • as I have explained in connection with Imagination and
    • explanation that the mode of super-sensible cognition about
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    • in this explanation I intend, through a frivolous handling of the
    • combinations of words that it diverges, even in its formulation, from
    • super-sensible knowledge in Imagination. When we become aware that
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    • certain laws of origination and expiration. Consider a child. The
    • earthly evolution will have reached its culmination, and by then the
    • reached the culmination of their evolution during the first round.
    • Plants reached the culmination of their evolution during the second
    • round, and today's animals reached their evolutionary culmination
    • able to descend to a physical incarnation. Only during the fourth
    • to descend to a physical incarnation. Therefore, in the four rounds we
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    • go into scientific explanations of what I will say today. These
    • scientific explanations will be included in a subsequent lecture
    • incarnations were also possible. We could say that during the third
    • fourth race, when their incarnation could take place. Thus a
    • the Lemurian time. Therewith the first incarnations were possible, the
    • the incarnation in worsened matter. If that hadn't happened, they
    • explanation is different.
    • vegetable kingdom will reach its culmination and in the next Round the
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    • call incarnation, incarnation in the sense in which we have human
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    • began to pass through incarnations as an individual, as well as the
    • These three designations: Eagle, Lion, Bull, apply to definite and
    • through the incarnations remains through all the stages. That is what
    • nation or race there have been individuals of high spiritual
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    • another. The Odyssey has been given the most varied explanations
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    • Incarnation of God in Jesus, cannot really understand the mind and
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    • series of incarnations. This is why we also meet there the famous
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    • Before I go further in the explanation of apocalyptic writings, I must
    • again repeat that this explanation can be of real value only to those
    • — in Palestine. This is the explanation of the utterance: blessed
    • clear to us then that if a really profound explanation seems to have
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    • be asked any questions, for it is a profanation and a
    • within the heart of the German nation. These legends were the
    • had past. In this light Charlemagne's coronation in Rome was
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    • certain number of incarnations, to give up his body to an old Atlantean
    • incarnation is Siegfried, the descendant of gods. Human initiates now take
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    • Chandala maiden was the reincarnation of a woman belonging to
    • unworldly nation dwelt in northern Europe and these early
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    • world of phantasy and imagination. Gold represents the remaining
  • Title: Temple Legend: Lecture 1: Whitsuntide. Festival of the Liberation of the Human Spirit
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    • theosophists believe that reincarnation had no beginning and will
    • have no ending. Reincarnation started in the Lemurian Age and will
    • precluded any necessity for reincarnation and there will follow again
    • reincarnation.
    • with its first incarnation in the Lemurian Age the
    • primal physical incarnation. The physical development of the earth
    • through incarnation at that time . Not all incarnated at that time
    • them. Some others were opposed to the process of incarnation for a
    • to say, the incarnation of those who had waited began at a later
    • exercise his individual discrimination with regard to good and evil
    • postponement of incarnation — in the form it assumed in consequence
    • Devas delayed their incarnation and only descended to the earth to
    • by waiting for his incarnation till he could descend into denser
    • in Greek mythology. Had man descended earlier into incarnation — so
    • Holy Spirit’ according to the explanation of One, who is
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    • Christ, the first Christian teachers, all adhered to reincarnation.
    • reincarnation. Even the denial of the reality of reincarnation —
    • premises of reincarnation, because it was the intention to involve
    • so that practically all his spiritual life was taken up into incarnation.
    • For that reason Christianity had no knowledge of reincarnation for 1,500
    • years. If we were to deny man a knowledge of reincarnation any longer we
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    • incarnation. At that time men experienced the truth through fairy
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    • different nations have a very deep content, and that myths are an
    • with, sagas live in a particular nation, and are understood
    • as human incarnation came about; incarnation in the sense in which
    • (The name ‘Manu’ comes from the Sanskrit root ‘man’ = ‘thinking.’ In Indian theosophical terminology this denotes high spiritual beings, who have the task of forming new cultures or epochs. For further details concerning the Manu of the fifth epoch see Rudolf Steiner\'s Cosmic Memory, Rudolf Steiner Publications, 1971; Occult Science, Rudolf Steiner Press, 1969, and a lecture given in Heidelberg on 21st January 1909; Some Aspects of ReincarnationNote 2)
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    • incarnation.
    • By the time this incarnation of
    • through Christ — Christ, who is not only the incarnation of wisdom,
    • he who, in a former incarnation, had founded the Rosicrucian Order.
    • against it. He, Christian Rosenkreutz, in his incarnation in the
    • present in a very highly evolved reincarnation prior to the birth of
    • the Molten Sea will be united with a knowledge of reincarnation and
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    • Order of the Templars and through an extraordinary concatenation of
    • humanity — that is as an incarnation of the Holy Spirit, merely a
    • reincarnation of the same. The teachings he proclaimed were attacked
    • Manicheanism we have a starting point for this examination. It is the
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    • incarnation of the Holy Spirit; he did not mean that he was the only
    • one such reincarnation.
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    • document. I will read it to you with one or two explanations. What is
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    • be understood through a knowledge of reincarnation.
  • Title: Temple Legend: Lecture 10: Evolution and Involution as they are Interpreted by Occult Societies [The Atom as Congealed Electricity]
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    • you were already there before your first physical incarnation. You
    • action. The ego must remain concealed within the deed. Elimination of
    • wiped out from karma. Nation, race, sex, position, religion — all
    • colour for every nation, every race,every
    • such things as economic strife among nations, wars of exploitation,
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    • incarnation. You existed in physical incarnation in the early Lemurian,
    • Elimination of the interests of the personal “ I ” from the
    • thereby wiped out. Nation, race, sex, position, religion ... all these work
    • egoism. The astral body of every nation, every race, every epoch, has a
    • economic strife among nations, pressure for expansion, suppression in every
  • Title: Temple Legend: Lecture 11: Concerning the Lost Temple and How It Is To Be Restored - 1
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    • incarnation is not quite wasted. These are secrets, how the great
    • inanimate, through art. Other nations have portrayed the ancestor of
    • with these incarnations. The sons of Abel are the Solar Pitris [those
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    • recall the Biblical explanation for what the temple was to be. Yahveh
    • addressed this explanation to David: ‘A house for My
    • about, then, that man descended into reincarnation. The sun split
    • relates to the evolution of consciousness for each nation, is
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    • beginning of our human incarnations on earth we were endowed with the
  • Title: Temple Legend: Lecture 15: Atoms and the Logos in the Light of Occultism
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    • continuing reincarnation? Man would come into this world quite
    • encountered before in his earlier incarnations.
    • and female incarnation [together] are occultly reckoned as one
    • incarnation. Between two such connected incarnations lie 2,600 to
    • changes which are brought about in the world between two incarnations
    • would encounter our previous incarnations in the time of the ancient
    • That is also the time between two human incarnations. At about the turn
    • constellation also leads each time to a new incarnation. Above, in
    • powers he has gathered in incarnation to reshape the plant world. As
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    • affairs of individual nations and even of individual creeds. His gaze
    • formed itself, to which we and the neighbouring nations
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    • explanation of these things, was written down at that same time. We
    • sexes. Through the teaching of reincarnation one recognises that what
    • sexes during different incarnations. And now you must consider that,
  • Title: Temple Legend: Lecture 19: The Relationship Between Occult Knowledge and Everyday Life
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    • different explanation of everyday questions through occult concepts
    • do with, say, reincarnation. The other has however already formed a
    • fixed idea about reincarnation. Let us assume him to be a prejudiced
    • person who has formed for himself the idea that reincarnation is
    • consider, however, that we belong to a nation, a tribe, a family,
    • way; the character of the family, the tribe, or the nation to which
    • the town or tribe or nation. This is because the currents in a
    • collective astral body. Hence we have a national temperament,
    • expressing itself in the group astral body of the nation.
    • nation, every other community, has such an astral body, and this
    • the whole nation, for this reason; the trends in evolution do not
    • consider a nation, for example. The nation, as a structure has not
    • produced by chance; each nation, on the contrary, has its prescribed
    • nation from a higher vantage point can reflect that every nation has
    • a specific task; that his own nation has itself to fulfil a task
    • nation, so I must help to serve the common national task — and I am
    • the whole nation. This national purpose is plainly expressed on the
    • earlier times, the idea of reincarnation and karma was universally
    • senses. The law then came to be developed in the Roman nation; this
    • see that a national thought lives in the entire nation, and every
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    • finds a shadowy expression in the imagination. What can [now] be read
    • to its culmination. This led to purification so as to be able to
    • simple, I can indeed give you an explanation of the term. At the time
    • deep symbolic explanation.
    • incarnation of Divine wisdom. Go back to the time of the ancient
    • national and state life, and you have the propagation of the human
    • nations, and with its mixed styles, is expressed in the misshapen
  • Title: Foundations of Esotericism: Lecture I
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    • physical and spiritual organs, illness, reincarnation, and much more.
    • but such explanations are usually external and arbitrary. Profound
    • anatomical examination. They are indeed of far greater exactitude and
    • a way that the pupils, through meditation, through inner illumination,
    • (Imagination). But it is only through mental vision (Inspiration) that
  • Title: Foundations of Esotericism: Lecture II
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    • VI, have had such a Double in their next incarnation. There are
    • next incarnation have the abnormal form of the Guardian of the
    • of the Threshold in their next incarnation. They will be pursued by
    • the difficulties of a too early incarnation, a sort of cosmic
    • incarnations.
    • All western nations have developed activity, passionate desires. An
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    • emanation. At that time he will consist of three members: ‘Man in the
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    • most imagination. Later he will have magical power. This is the
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    • Moon to the Earth. Beginning of human incarnations: union of two
    • that with the designations Jehovah, Archangeloi, Angeloi, we have to
    • about. In each single incarnation one attains a certain degree of
    • adaptation. After each incarnation man must ascend again to Devachan
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    • Reincarnation, development of civilisation and the zodiac.
    • Christianity and the teaching of reincarnation. Water or the drinking
    • of wine in relation to knowledge of reincarnation. The Trappist
    • Orders. The Augustinian teaching of predestination.
    • The different incarnations of the human individuality are a kind of
    • this, before there was reincarnation, sun, moon and earth were not yet
    • separate bodies, man also began to incarnate. When human incarnations
    • alive today had their earlier incarnation. The souls who are now
    • to determine incarnations, a way which leads more certainly to the
    • when in the next incarnation he finds something new which is
    • not to teach reincarnation for two thousand years, not for any
    • priesthood, through the partaking of wine, knowledge of reincarnation
    • reincarnation. By his coming again Christ means his reappearance in
    • incarnations, as man and as woman, are reckoned as one. About one
    • thousand three hundred years elapse between two incarnations as man or
    • incarnations if one reckons both as one. The human being is only man
    • the physical incarnation is present only exoterically. The human being
    • incarnated about twice in a sub-race. Occultly both incarnations are
    • teaching of reincarnation was completely suppressed. The human being
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    • was once the case with the Monads, will enter into incarnation on the
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    • devising. When the painter turns his mind to a combination of colours
    • desires. What took place at that time corresponds to a combination of
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    • born as a Lemurian in his first incarnation, who is just at the point
    • little of it. When however he comes to his last incarnation, he must
    • again; this engenders the longing for new incarnations. How long the
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    • before us is not just the physical body but a combination of the
    • until he attained illumination in order to rise to higher stages, to
    • anatomies were seen from within, through inner illumination. Thus the
    • reincarnation, forms a central point, around which what is to be added
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    • The new incarnation of the human being only has a purpose if he meets
    • Reincarnation is connected with these epochs, during which the human
    • individuality. In any particular incarnation one is in fact only half
    • a human being. A masculine and a feminine incarnation belong together.
    • incarnation is not without purpose. If for example someone was
    • These incarnations taken by themselves might appear to be part of a
    • human beings in Kamaloka who are preparing for their next incarnation.
    • sect will in their next incarnation be united by a common tie, in
    • incarnations. The idea that was embodied in their lives then flows out
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    • incarnations.
    • incarnations. He has given over his physical body to the forces of the
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    • possible to speak openly about reincarnation and karma. These truths
    • Paracelsus and other mystics did not speak about reincarnation. This
    • hand, for the intervening conditions between two incarnations. One
    • workers of the future.’ Nothing was said about reincarnation. But the
    • bridge which is thrown from one incarnation to another.
    • incarnation he knew nothing of an outer-world. Self-awareness first
    • began with the first incarnation; previously man had no consciousness
    • incarnations when he was already on the earth: Bhava = individual
    • existence, the force of the totality of earlier incarnations. Previous
    • incarnations draw him down into existence.
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    • nation or a tribe.
    • personal manifestation in the different incarnations. An individuality
    • creates for further incarnations. A people as a speech-community
    • for his next incarnation; what a nation speaks has significance for
    • the next sub-race, for the next incarnation of a people. And when a
    • we explain the world by means of thought, this world-explanation is
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    • The three stages of thought-life: Abstract Thoughts, Imagination, and
    • the mystics the counter-image is called Imagination. Thus we have
    • us in our thoughts. Imagination gives the picture. This is why the
    • imagination gives the picture, not abstract thoughts. In all
    • reflection of imagination. When a man who is seeking higher
    • Through Imagination a man allows himself to be fructified by the
    • formative spirit within him. Imagination corresponds to hidden
    • mediums also speak in imaginations, in pictures and symbols, but
    • Intuitions. Behind all language Beings of Imagination are working and
    • same spiritual level are at work. Behind all plants Imaginations are
    • active. The completed form of the plant comes forth from Imagination
    • Behind everything living stands the Spirit of Imagination. It is the
    • therefore rightly called ‘the Word’, another designation is: The Son
    • or Christ. He is the Spirit who lives as imagination in everything
    • but what has life. In the world of life the Imaginations about which
    • have to consider everything which belongs in any way to Imagination.
    • perceptions had not arisen through thoughts. From the combination of
    • incarnation; only in this incarnation will it have a Karma-building
    • surroundings; what enters into the world of Imagination, comes back to
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    • souls again seeking incarnation. When here with us such a bell-like
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    • Astral World. Technique of reincarnation. The memory tableau
    • experienced in earlier incarnations. Everything else is outside us.
    • inclination for the astral body, in spite of the fact that on the
    • reincarnation. The medium in question
    • parts, he will be able to see his earlier incarnations. The
    • understand the technique of reincarnation. The moment of death
    • moment of birth, when the human being enters into a new incarnation.
    • desirous of incarnation, whirl towards the life-ether and now form a
    • two or more succeeding incarnations.
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    • The technique of reincarnation: the law of effect and counter-effect
    • reincarnation, we must, to begin with, make ourselves acquainted with
    • if one wishes to understand reincarnation and karma. Action finds its
    • through many incarnations.
    • Every combination of matter on the physical plane lacks an etheric
    • many people who in their last incarnation lived very holy lives, but
    • the senses, when approaching reincarnation experience a fear of
    • This very frequently brings about an apprehension before incarnation
    • body, this is balanced out in the following incarnation. Because the
    • human being at the moment of incarnation, of birth, receives a shock
    • possessing all three will in his next incarnation become a human being
    • towards our next incarnation. The part of the ego that has been made
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    • As a continuation of the lecture on Karma and Reincarnation, let us
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    • Lucifer. Christianity and the teaching of Reincarnation and Karma.
    • the third incarnation of the Earth he became a Moon-man. He bent over,
    • pass through as many incarnations as are necessary in order to bring
    • succumb to the Earth. If the teaching of reincarnation and karma were
    • Earth, to a petrified planet. If however one teaches reincarnation and
    • teach reincarnation and karma, but the importance of the single human
    • reincarnation and karma, which is the saving of the Earth and brings
    • one without reincarnation and karma, the other with this teaching. In
    • taken from human beings. They would actually drop out of reincarnation
    • without reincarnation and karma to prevail. Then the Earth would be
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    • artifacts. This is a process of combination; out of separate things we
    • combination, but it must grow out of what is already there. This is a
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    • eyes like the Cyclops. Illumination was brought about through the out
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    • connected with particular times and nations. Class opposition and
    • national morality. Michael's battle against the God Mammon in the
    • materialistically, but who seek for explanations out of the spirit
    • We shall understand this from out of the spirit. The explanation the
    • Let us suppose, for example, that some nation or race is in its
    • that lives in the astral body of the nation in question. Were such a
    • nation, plunging it into fear and anxiety and thus sets up a reaction
    • in this other nation. Then we have a two-fold situation: the nation
    • for such an incarnation. Thus the decaying substances embedded
    • Karma as it manifests in national communities. From this you can
    • estimate how the moral life of a nation conditions the external life
    • of the future. It lies in the power of a nation to care for its
  • Title: Foundations of Esotericism: Lecture XXX
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    • and Manas, from reincarnation, and only drew attention to what was of
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    • in Egypt and Chaldea, there developed a co-ordination of
    • its culmination in Christianity. So it is in this lesser racial branch
    • range of nations. Everything at that time was permeated and inspired
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    • “Reincarnation and Karma”] I already pointed out
    • incarnations and efforts the individual emerges, the soul
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    • the higher stages national peculiarities were of no account,
    • reincarnation — the gradual maturing of humanity
    • Christianity knows nothing of this teaching of reincarnation.
    • taught reincarnation. For instance, one can only make sense
    • born blind) if one bases it on the idea of reincarnation. One
    • incarnations. These words which Jesus spoke to his disciples
    • could not be clearer. You know the orthodox explanation.
    • reincarnation was taken as a matter of course, as also in
    • religious, profound truth of reincarnation uttered in the
    • of reincarnation and karma as a generally accepted idea was
    • know nothing of reincarnation and karma, so that they were
    • Christ, reincarnation was generally accepted. Life between
    • “God-man”, should pass through one incarnation in
    • which he knew nothing of reincarnation and karma and in which
    • the two incarnations is fifteen to eighteen hundred years.
    • developed later. This process coincided with the impregnation
    • finish learning. Sometimes when one hears an explanation like
    • explanations seek to avoid the “depths”
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    • man began to drink wine, however, the knowledge of re-incarnation
    • reincarnation when they began to drink wine.
    • Belief in reincarnation and the law of Karma had a great
    • re-incarnation, therefore, was to be lost for two thousand years and
    • earthly tasks — was to live without remembrance of his incarnations and
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    • for the fifth stage, where, in sudden illumination, the Mystic
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    • existence between birth and death. Between two incarnations we live
    • rhythm of incarnation and reincarnation had a beginning and will have
    • explanation respecting light itself. Colours and light, it is true,
    • imagination of the punishment of Tantalus in Greek Mythology. There is
    • incarnation. Not for nothing is desire for the Earth born in man. The
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    • the higher part giving rise to thought, imagination, speech.
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    • the long period that lies between two incarnations.
    • has to be built for the incarnation that is to follow. Devachanic
    • incarnation to another, any more than the substance of the physical
    • body remains. In each successive incarnation, therefore, the etheric
    • the physiognomy and bodily form of man from one incarnation to
    • incarnations. His period of devachanic existence is then much shorter
    • traits are carried forward from one incarnation to another.
    • life, from one incarnation to another. Here we have the origin of the
    • The following objection to the idea of re-incarnation is sometimes
    • new meaning to the incarnations occurring in them. 2,160 years is
    • female incarnation — that is to say, for the two aspects under
    • struggle for existence — but that is no explanation. The
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    • communicate images to the air. The word will then be an Imagination
    • a reincarnation of an earlier planet — of the Old Moon. In this
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    • their next incarnation, inner qualities which are quite different.
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    • freedom through the series of incarnations. It is through karma that
    • does away with the logical concatenations of karma and substitutes for
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    • finer colours in the aura; an increase in the power of discrimination
    • in temperament or form to his previous incarnation. The Chela has the
    • same habits, the same temperament as in the previous incarnation. This
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    • If the hypnotism is repeated, the etheric body will develop an inclination
    • of reincarnation is like a red rag to a bull; there is nothing he would
    • H.P.B. as having told him not only that thedoctrine of reincarnation
    • she really did reject and oppose the idea of reincarnation. She herself
    • have dissolved completely before a man returns to a new incarnation.
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    • incarnation, this memory-picture has appeared before his soul and left
    • life a picture is added. After his first incarnation a man had his first
    • the various incarnations, the whole process would of course be senseless,
    • in the past. A man's incarnations are ordered in such a way that he
    • between two incarnations and on what does it depend? The following
    • incarnations is in fact about 1,000 years. It is not true that there is
    • a change from male to female at every seventh incarnation. The experiences
    • of the soul are obviously very different in a male incarnation from
    • those it encounters in a female incarnation. Hence the general rule
    • for the soul. That is the purpose of reincarnation.
    • interval since his last incarnation, however, new conditions have arisen,
    • already possesses, were formed in an earlier incarnation. When after
    • prepares the image of his body for his next incarnation. That is one of
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    • altered scene in which he lives during his next incarnation. But he
    • act which bring man down to a new incarnation? As we saw, there is an
    • interval of about I,000 years between death and the next incarnation,
    • are germinal human beings not yet incarnated but striving for incarnation.
    • impregnation, and the passional nature of the child is determined by
    • incarnation a very important event occurs, parallel to the event which
    • holds back the soul from complete incarnation. Only a part of the soul
    • the moment of incarnation, immediately after conception, the yellow
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    • imagination a chance to be active.
    • memory, of lasting habits, of temperament and inclinations and enduring
    • explanations but through examples and images. And how infinitely important
    • reincarnation. This does not mean that each one must bear the consequence
    • the law of karma and the idea of reincarnation is bound up with the
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    • Any such explanation is bound to be incomplete, for I shall not be putting
    • and inclinations change much more slowly. A passionate child, for example,
    • changes very slowly. Temperament, character and inclinations often persist
    • opposite with temperament, character and inclinations. These attributes
    • wants to be born. in his next life with good habits and inclinations,
    • in the next life. All the habits and inclinations of the present etheric
    • illness in the next life. A strong determination to rid oneself of a
    • liable to contract it is the result of the inclinations we had in a
    • refer to the successive incarnations of individuals, but to a karma
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    • incarnation he brought a dim feeling that what he had been doing was not
    • further incarnations; he also came to take heed of the feelings of others,
    • incarnations the feeling became still more definite and gradually the
    • outcome of experiences spread over a number of incarnations. Fundamentally,
    • is something mankind has acquired through many incarnations. Only after
    • habit and inclination. A motive such as conscience binds itself to the
    • explanation of children born dead? In such cases the astral body may well
    • explanation lies in the fact that certain members of man's higher nature
    • incarnation, this is the force that draws together all the persons who
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    • who goes through successive incarnations, but that the law of reincarnation
    • earlier incarnations, of which three in particular are our immediate
    • have been four successive incarnations of the Earth: Saturn, Sun, Moon
    • man's successive incarnations, so is there between successive incarnations
    • the old Sun was a planet, and in the course of its incarnations it has
    • the same as the Moon we know today; it was the third incarnation of the
    • about successive incarnations; the teacher said only, “Learn the
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    • thought-pictures, in visions and imaginations that the world of Brahman
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    • what we are and of what we bear within us: in other words, an examination
    • 2. Imagination
    • on these exercises we can pass to exercises of real Imagination. Take,
    • All this stimulates the Imagination, and by this means the pupil
    • later on be in reality. These are exercises of the Imagination; by their
    • who have been killed in an earthquake appear in their next incarnation
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    • Eastern imagination, and an Eastern heart work completely differently
    • races and cultures, or to study reincarnation and karma when I can't
    • teachings about reincarnation and karma, the three worlds, the
    • pupil must learn on the Rosicrucian path of knowledge is Imagination.
    • nevertheless cherish this designation. He who wishes to remain
    • himself to the realm of Imagination. If the world is thus viewed as a
    • During Imagination, the
    • If he now waits for a while and practices Imagination quietly,
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    • Artistic Imagination
    • instructions which the teacher gives the pupil, Imagination was the
    • him into living, densified imaginations, which become pictures, then
    • is a quite concrete picture individually formed in the imagination.
    • veiled by a sum of images, the incarnations of the rays of light
    • power of imagination and the carbuncle. This was used as the symbol
    • for a productive power of imagination, which arose in man at the same
    • hold in a remarkable way of artistic imagination.
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    • many incarnations, nevertheless the moment will come for all men when
    • in other words, that which passes through all incarnations, the power
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    • but one that leads man to a divination of the sources of existence. It
    • incarnations. The moment will arrive for everyone when the Christ will
    • nation had attained the fifth degree. He no longer had a name of his
    • own but was designated by the name of his nation. Thus, people spoke
    • incarnations, the force of evolving man repeatedly renewing himself,
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    • emanation of the divine-spiritual. Man's nature is twofold, as we know.
    • nations, we reach those ancestors of ours who lived on the land-mass we
    • But the higher, eternal portion, which passes through all incarnations, has
    • earth incarnations, or, we may say, at the end of our present planetary
    • the “outpouring,” “the emanation.” If you could really
    • separate entities as “emanations,” or “outpourings,” of
    • So does ancient teaching reveal that the emanation of Divinity, which has
    • with the epoch in which he lives, with a nation, with a family, all of
    • which are revealed in his habits, temperament and enduring inclinations.
    • connected — his family, his nation, etc. A nation's separate individuals
    • been, except for this higher development, connected with his nation.
    • to a family or nation, stirring one to feel relationships with individual
    • people of the nation, are similar also to qualities widely discernible in
    • nation. Those qualities that he transcends are rooted in the astral body.
    • inclinations. Man devours his fellow man, follows selfish impulses and
    • World and the Destination of Man.
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    • he tried research into the mysteries of reincarnation. We
    • explanation of her destiny is then given to the Chandala
    • explanation, the girl then attaches herself also to the
    • Vessel of the Grail turned into an abomination by being
    • human will receives a special illumination from the spirit.
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    • Also planets develop through different incarnations:
    • then the members of a race or nation, for example, the whole
    • Egyptian or the whole Jewish nation. They had souls that had
    • the different nations had Mysteries, before Christ appeared on
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    • through innumerable incarnations and developed their physical body to
    • in reality is an emanation of the highest spiritual principle, namely
    • center of illumination inside this globe is reflected in myriad
    • incarnation to incarnation.
    • a nation and so on, and he also possesses certain characteristics
    • nation and through which he establishes his particular identity. One
    • determine one's membership of a nation, a race and especially of a
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    • Let us now seek an explanation
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    • combination, and that is eminently important. It can never, from its
    • in this, now in that nationality, then the national distinctions
    • off during a former incarnation of the earth, and originated by
    • reincarnation, but for the Sixth Race.
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    • are apt to imagine after a superficial examination. For these
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    • live through many embodiments, from incarnation to incarnation.
    • impossible for us to carry over from one incarnation to
    • deal in one incarnation, and die and are born anew,
    • feeling are in accord with our earlier incarnations.
    • incarnations — such a pilgrim we have before us in Brother
    • incarnations — kills the viper in early childhood: that is
    • spheres he has the first glimpse of the rejuvenation of man
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    • the incarnation of the common spirit. In this company of souls the
    • feeling they provided what was needed for the incarnation of a common
    • group-soul, sank down as it were into incarnation. It is a symbol of
  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture I: The New Form of Wisdom
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    • international culture, was reflected at the turn of the eighteenth
    • standing before us. Man is a combination of physical body, etheric
    • is a combination of oxygen and hydrogen. The being who stands before
    • which passes through the successive incarnations. Individual talents
  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture II: The Ninefold Constitution of Man
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    • to speak of reincarnation and karma, of destiny in the evolution of
    • particular combination of sunlight and rain clouds. The rainbow cannot
    • be absent if this combination between sunlight and rain clouds
    • these four members in his very first incarnation on the earth and as
    • he passes through successive incarnations, higher development takes
    • remote past, during his first incarnation on the earth, man was
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    • whole of the incarnation that is just over comes before the soul of
    • with him into all his future incarnations as a kind of extract from
    • “Causal Body.” After every incarnation a new page is added
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    • of the physical body in a new incarnation. What was within the human
    • conditions. Thus does evolution proceed from incarnation to
    • incarnation. While the human being sojourns in the spiritual regions
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    • This ego has developed through many incarnations; the ego, the
    • the new incarnation is guided in accordance with these principles.
    • the qualities of phantasy or imagination, of thinking. The latter
    • father. The individuality who is approaching incarnation, seeks out
    • incarnation. The higher the stage to which he attained, the earlier
    • form in such Individualities from one incarnation to another, whereas
    • whatever in their successive incarnations. The higher the development
    • incarnations; this is clearly perceptible to clairvoyant sight. There
    • consecutive incarnations.
    • incarnation within an average period of from 1,000 to 1,300 years. The
    • new life. For this reason the time of reincarnation depends upon the
    • two incarnations.
    • consecutive incarnations in the same sex. To say that seven
    • consecutive incarnations in the same sex are the rule, contradicts all
    • adjusted in the course of his incarnations. Here is a concrete
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    • as these experiences are determined by an earlier incarnation. At the
    • incarnations alone but also, though in a small degree, by the present
    • is not confined to one incarnation but passes through many, the causes
    • a new incarnation the human being reconstitutes his astral body and
    • strongly work upon our astral body in the next incarnation, drawing
    • incarnation will be born with special gifts in these directions.
    • incarnation, in the astral body. Inner experience, all that a man
    • to the etheric body in the next incarnation and imbues it with lasting
    • bad inclinations and passions in one life will be born in the next
    • required is the elimination of bad tendencies for we then prepare a
    • all creatures, who pours out love, will have in the next incarnation a
    • over to the physical, bodily life of subsequent incarnations.
    • new incarnation, suffering and pain are the sources of wisdom,
    • wisdom in the next incarnation.
    • of a house, comes to the human being in a later incarnation from
    • incarnation. What the astral body does becomes the destiny of the
    • in the next incarnation as a physical reality.
    • man's life is followed through the different incarnations it can
    • always be seen that his life in a subsequent incarnation is prepared
    • the sentence themselves. Earlier incarnations of the judges and of the
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    • lecture, offers a clear explanation here. Five Vehmic judges in the
    • ready for reincarnation and is seeking a physical body. If he cannot
    • also during the other planetary incarnations of the Earth. We shall
    • development. Just as the human being has repeated incarnations, so,
    • too, the Earth, has passed through incarnations and will pass through
    • still others in the future. Reincarnation is enacted throughout the
    • Cosmos. Our Earth in its present form is the reincarnation of earlier
    • incarnation of the Earth, so is the Sun in the heavens a body that
    • our consecutive incarnations of the Earth: Saturn, Sun, Moon, Earth.
    • evolution. The final planetary incarnation will be that of Vulcan,
    • stage of its development. The future incarnations of the Earth will
    • thus be: Jupiter, Venus and Vulcan. These designations are also found
    • incarnations.
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    • WE will now consider the series of incarnations passed through by our
    • fully aware that these incarnations were necessary for the development
    • first incarnation of our Earth, and is called “deep trance
    • When the Moon passed over into the Earth incarnation this
    • Steiner Imagination.] a consciousness in which one has both
    • through in his journey through the cosmos. And each incarnation of the
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    • three incarnations, Saturn, Sun, and Moon, preceding the Earth, if we
    • with Saturn. Its next incarnation is the Sun, a Sun which you would
    • yet a third incarnation of the Earth, which will again introduce to us
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    • WE spoke yesterday about the various incarnations of our Planet, about
    • the Saturn and Sun incarnations, and we will only briefly bring to
    • the truth. Only through pictures, through imagination do we find the
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    • speaks of German, French, Russian National-souls, people look on that
    • the characteristics which the individual members of these nations
    • Christian designation is Angel, and which are called in Theosophy
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    • reincarnation. Earlier, the son was but a direct continuation of the
    • Only then appeared what today we call incarnation, and at the same
    • nation of law-givers because there men created justice,
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    • combination. Whether you do it, however, depends on your will;
    • the soul has itself worked in the body during all its incarnations.
    • much for the next incarnation.
    • science can give you no explanation.
    • the human race in future planetary incarnations of our earth. Humanity
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    • of his inclination to them in gratitude is powerfully portrayed in
    • through the imagination. One learns to discover an inner connection
    • incarnation will mould for himself in later incarnations the outer
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    • into the different religions of different nations, we come to
    • reincarnation will, for instance, be advanced; but your souls
    • reincarnation to a smaller circle; they cultivated this
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    • my explanations will only be a kind of sketch of man's
    • nature. This will be related to the explanations of the
    • form of inclinations and dislikes, joy and suffering, etc,
    • Even as physical substance has the inclination to fall
    • asunder, to decay, so the etheric body has the inclination to
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    • designate the table, but, “I” is a designation
    • as to change also their habits, inclinations, temperament and
    • slowly and gradually, and throughout many incarnations And
    • complicated (let us bear in mind yesterday's explanations)
    • treasure, which remains for all the subsequent incarnations.
    • After every incarnation a new leaf is added, so to speak, to
    • body determines the way in which the future incarnations take
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    • heredity. Yet at Mozart's case, an explanation not arising
    • materialists seeks an explanation for it, he cannot extricate
    • Reincarnation
    • not reincarnation useless?
    • elapse between two incarnations, and when we return, the
    • that at first primitive nations possess a kind of
    • you first learn to perceive your own spiritual emanations. If
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    • prepare for a new incarnation. But we must realise that two
    • easier to form an idea of reincarnation if we bear in mind a
    • earth in a physical incarnation. First of all the Ego
    • of single nations. But this is not true — a reality is
    • beings belonging to a definite nation and its forces stream
    • human being is led towards the nation which is most suited to
    • incarnation, that he had elaborated his dispositions and was
    • the result of his former incarnations, the greatest musical
    • he is born again. And in every incarnation one Ego works upon
    • the ever growing perfection of man from incarnation to
    • incarnation.
    • inclinations, passions, impulses and desires. Everything
    • Jesus for every man. Of what use are explanations such as the
    • that this is simply a thought-out explanation, you will be
    • wisdom. The esoteric explanation of the Lord's Prayer is an
    • through many incarnations. If he walks in the spirit of the
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    • incarnations. You have all been in the world many times and
    • not right to think that our incarnations repeat themselves
    • consider that space of time in which reincarnations take
    • brought about by our preceding incarnations, and that
    • of Karma, thus runs through all our incarnations.
    • the next life a deep inclination and predilection for this
    • particular object. But this inclination and predilection are
    • a result, the etheric body will have the inclination to
    • healthy body for our next incarnation.
    • only the individual, but also the life of whole nations.
    • brought with them fear, terror and and alarm, whole nations
    • only individual men, but also nations, and even humanity as a
    • of spiritual science to give mankind an explanation
    • deeply the life of nations. Materialism will hold sway more
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    • few supplementary explanations to the problem of
    • reincarnation and karma, and then pass on to the discussion
    • explanations connected with the problem of reincarnation
    • incarnations. In itself it is a problem which shocks modern
    • incarnation. I shall then discuss what means were used in the
    • into the preceding incarnations, will discover that the
    • majority of souls now living had their preceding incarnation
    • time between two incarnations may also be of shorter or of
    • incarnation the human being finds, entirely new conditions
    • upon the earth. With every new incarnation he gathers new
    • incarnation, he finds the face of the earth completely
    • may find more detailed explanations on this in many of my
    • the human being advances to a new incarnation within this
    • when 2,200 years have gone by since his last incarnation.
    • calculation of the time during which the single. incarnations
    • during an incarnation as a man or as a woman differ so much,
    • incarnations succeed one another during the average period of
    • between two incarnations. Generally speaking, it is therefore
    • right that a male and a female incarnation should alternate,
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    • explanations. We have already explained that our earth once
    • explanations are valid.
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    • add some further explanations. We have already explained that
    • explain them now; for all these explanations are valid.
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    • legends and myths of various nations really occurred.
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    • Hindoo nation represents the first cultural group after the
    • Spirit, these nations also possessed a science of the
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    • explanations to this, in order to pass over to that which
    • tribes. In every nation you will find that it was once
    • his last incarnation. He had inherited the plastic force and
    • almost every nation still existing to-day we can observe this
    • connecting it with an individual person; so these nations
    • common Ego. We see this in the Jews, where a whole nation was
    • meant as, a. guidance, but as an explanation of facts. We
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    • predestination. In every philosophy you will therefore come
    • the difference between predestination and
    • “mathesis” for the designation of things
    • stage is Imagination,
    • meaning, imagination might be characterized by observing
    • Imagination was
    • will show you the difference between imagination and mere
    • process — reincarnation — you will realise how
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    • combination of carbon and oxygen. You must therefore say: Man
    • incarnation. During your first incarnation your Ego was upon
    • a very low stage, but from incarnation to incarnation it
    • “Imaginative Knowledge and Artistic Imagination
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    • easily admit of a materialistic explanation. It is repugnant
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    • through repeated incarnations just as man does. Spiritual
    • research recognises three incarnations before the earth
    • that it had not already gone through other incarnations
    • preceding and three following incarnations can be known.
    • These, together with the present incarnation, make seven.
    • Spiritual Science these seven incarnations of the Earth are
    • period through which man lives between two incarnations; it
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    • 50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. \
    • 51 And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; \
    • 52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. \
    • reincarnation, they will come again to the earth and will
    • It is only when people forget the law of reincarnation that
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    • of humanity well then rule, in place of the nation and race
    • nation, but the son of humanity, the “son of
    • explanations here given must not give rise to the idea that
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    • find a process which is similar to the alternation of
    • time, and ever since the incarnation of Christ on the Earth
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    • explanation of the evolution of humanity, of which we have
    • the following explanation of this legend was given. Within
    • repeated incarnations on Earth. It is not necessary that he
    • one incarnation to another. The fact that Christ's teaching
    • water into wine. Again and again we find the explanation
    • drinkers have thought out this explanation to justify their
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    • incarnations — on Saturn, Sun and Moon. His ego, however, was
    • first incarnation, while it was still Saturn. At that time rocks or
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    • Beings who never descend to physical incarnation, Beings whose names
    • risen above and beyond all division into peoples or nations, for he
    • illusion, vain imagination. And those who have experienced most ably,
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    • question of explanations of this Gospel, but rather
    • disinclination toward any such idea of an
    • explanations of the Middle Ages concerning the Story of
    • researchers' explanations of what would so easily be seen
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    • just as the human being has gone from one incarnation to
    • There are previous incarnations of a planet just as there are
    • previous incarnations of a human being. Everything in the
    • repeated incarnations, and before the earth finally became
    • between one incarnation and a new birth in the case of human
    • beings, so also is there a period between the incarnation of
    • three earlier incarnations of our planet but not as it is
    • incarnation of our Earth-planet, was the ether body added to
    • different state of existence. During the Sun incarnation of
    • time every human being has passed through many incarnations.
    • incarnations? It is that from incarnation to incarnation the
    • the first earthly incarnation before the ego had worked upon
    • it. In the first incarnation upon the earth the ego, working
    • men, and from incarnation to incarnation these were changed
    • through further incarnations and humanity will acquire by
    • has passed through other planetary forms, other incarnations,
    • comprehensible to us. The very form of the explanation in
    • has already been active since the first incarnation. Thus we
    • combination, the transformed portion of the astral body alone
    • first incarnation the ego was not yet united with the three
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    • incarnation of the ego, the true inner being of man, took
    • incarnations during the post-Atlantean period right up to our
    • first time passed through a physical incarnation. At that
    • Logos. Everything is an incarnation of the Logos and just as
    • as Christ-Jesus? It was the incarnation of the Logos, of the
    • world is an actual incarnation of the six sun Elohim, of the
    • Logos! With the incarnation of the Logos, the earthly mission
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    • his own age? The other leads back to the explanation of
    • names and designations were then usually given. The giving of
    • designations in ancient times in a certain sense are very
    • such an explanation in which everything has only a symbolical
    • symbolic explanation, but it must be emphasized that the
    • esoteric explanation includes both, the interpretation of the
    • an explanation of why it was that although the majority of
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    • himself with complete resignation to the outer life, but what
    • Here we have the designation according to the name of the
    • thee!” That is a symbolical designation of an initiate
    • epochs. How often we hear extraordinary explanations of the
    • wine-lovers who always liked this kind of an explanation, but
    • Why is it that we can speak today of reincarnation, etc.? Why
    • present or of the immediate future. In later incarnations
    • of the teaching of Reincarnation. I have met people who said
    • that in their present incarnation they did not need to be
    • incarnation.
    • nationalities that were not bound by the blood-tie and there
    • often quite unconsciously, merely from an inclination toward
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    • incarnation in physical form, thus they remained at the
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    • a human being who, in a certain incarnation, has attained his
    • explanation of the Last Supper can cause some of the sanctity
    • incarnations — it cannot be done in one — he can
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    • creative folk imagination. The legends of the gods are
    • culmination. Never before was a cultural epoch as purely
    • incarnation as the feeling of personality. That this feeling
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    • symbolic explanation.
    • designation cannot, in the true sense of the word, attain
    • the words which give you an explanation of how the earth as a
    • Christian course. 3. Again one can work through a combination
    • our language has only designations for the physical plane.
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    • what is called “Illumination” or
    • processes, Purification or Purging, and Illumination.
    • through katharsis and illumination, and then that he open his
    • into him for his illumination. That will occur when the human
    • bodies, illumination or photismos results. What actually
    • illumination none of the impure impressions of the physical
    • the Universal Ego which causes illumination, the pupil is
    • Holy Spirit (illumination) in the manner described, but only
    • by means of her earlier incarnations, reached those spiritual
    • human being who had passed through many incarnations and
    • progressed far in his evolution in his previous incarnations
    • and in this incarnation had entered upon a highly spiritual
    • through many incarnations, and had developed himself so
    • his present incarnation that he could perform an action which
    • Who can shine into human beings through illumination, the Sun
    • through his own illumination the events of Palestine in order
    • Spirit, united with the earth, grant you illumination or
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    • dissolution. In regarding the plant, we find that it is a combination of
    • to no termination. The etheric body would press through the plant from
    • form a kind of fascination for the material-science researcher —
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    • into past ages in the history of nations, of humanity. You
    • experience of the nations which lived in the centuries
    • of nations which belong to the distant past. The further we
    • a soul. If we compare these separate incarnations we become
    • between death and re-birth-between two incarnations? If a man
    • alternation of waking and sleeping and the unconsciousness of
  • Title: Astral World: Lecture III: The Law of the Astral Plane: Renunciation
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    • becomes something different; it becomes Imagination, and astral pictures
    • therefore develops feeling, but knows in Imagination. And it is just
    • us and astral vision in Imagination is the result. Will is developed
    • a new world will emerge at the stage of Imagination. In the same way,
    • Things are clothed in pictures of form and color, and through Imagination
    • of Devachan. It is not only that the astral world is known through Imagination
    • and resignation. Renunciation conjures out of unknown depths the true
    • — even all Imagination. One who gives up claims and renounces
    • being ascends to Imagination and Inspiration and enters that sphere
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    • are experienced in matters connected with the human soul, what explanation
    • do something, as resignation. This impossibility (on the part of the
    • form of his future incarnation. In Devachan there is purest, freest
    • preceding incarnations, we built up these bodies through these forces. But
    • with the experiences of preceding incarnations.
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    • activity of the etheric body. The termination of the plant's growth
    • inclinations, changes of temperament and so on, you still need the
    • cannot forget the inclinations, desires and pleasures he had in life.
    • they refuse to leave his memory, so likewise can the inclinations and
    • forget, the achievements and experiences of his past incarnation can
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 2: Different Types of Illness
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    • eventually be directed towards a definite culmination with which the
    • still runs late. For you would find, on closer examination, that the
    • nothing to do with heredity, but a great deal to do with nationality
    • national character and therefore take quite different forms. Thus for
    • whether they are connected with the national character, and all the
  • Title: Lecture: The Ten Commandments
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    • unconsciously incorporated an essentially superficial explanation that
    • individuality of man but who is at the same time a national God. The
    • ego of Abraham's incarnation that streamed through the entire Jewish
    • We are concerning ourselves here with the explanation given to the
    • The nations surrounding the Israelites worshiped those divinities who
    • emphasized to the Jewish nation, “You bear within you what flows into
    • Jehovah wanted to make his people a nation of priests. The peoples of
    • the other nations had the free priest-wisemen among them who were
    • a nation of priests. Everyone should feel a spark of the Jehovah God
    • Jewish nation. If this ego was properly recognized, the astral,
    • that the whole nation will become a healthy people ‘unto the
    • member of the Mosaic nation that whenever he uttered the name of God
    • bound to the power of the ego that lives in the Jewish nation from
    • with killing, with the extermination of another's life, weakens the
    • be followed. Since the other nations lived in an entirely different
    • spirit of this nation out of which Christianity was created. Thus, if
    • experience along with each individual in this nation what he felt as
    • concretely what the people of that nation were able to experience.
    • their ego strength of moving toward a whole new age. That nations are
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 4: Rhythm in the Bodies of Man
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    • period of twenty-four hours, still expressed today in the alternation
    • expression in the movement of the moon. The changing illumination of
    • observation you can still notice these alternations of mood in people
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    • explanation of the name Mephistopheles is to be found in the Hebrew
    • which frequently occur in explanations of the figure of Mephistopheles —
    • and earth in a certain combination had already been withdrawn from
    • Obviously, therefore, we are gazing here into a concatenation of
    • indication that all machinations consisting in any way of a misuse of
    • be made in later incarnations.
    • combination of different layers or strata. The outermost stratum is called
    • explanation of earthquakes? Can they be foreseen? If particular
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 5: Rhythms in the Being of Man
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    • temperature on the seventh day of pneumonia, but their explanation of
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 6: Illness and Karma
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    • connections between man's various incarnations. But the ways of karma
    • aside as well as his physical body, hence this combination of ego,
    • questions of reincarnation, when the etheric body is preserved in a
    • follows the life that is determined by the combination of ego and
    • that the primary force of the soul, as it goes from incarnation to
    • incarnation, is set for further development. And this development
    • inclination to compensate for the pain in one of your future
    • incarnations. Your own astral body tells you what it felt like, and
    • strength in the course of previous incarnations. A soul of this
    • with it from incarnation to incarnation and what it receives from the
    • life in such a way that in the next incarnation the deed can be
    • overcoming of obstacles in previous incarnations. Our present
    • future incarnations. We should regard illness as a process that makes
    • heredity and partly through our earlier incarnations. The range of
    • incarnation we increase our store of experience. This acquired
    • incarnations, and when he is born again these forces that were
    • that the fruits show themselves in that same incarnation. That is, an
    • all in his sheaths, and set out along the path of incarnations in the
    • outer world, moving forward from incarnation to incarnation until the
    • incarnation. People who have had any knowledge of this have always
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    • increased beyond all telling with every new incarnation.
    • the super-sensible life into a new incarnation.
    • this illumination, an inner, fundamental connection is revealed
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 7: Laughing and Weeping
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    • characteristics originating from past lives in previous incarnations.
    • incarnations. Thus we differentiate between the actual kernel of
    • man's being which passes from life to life, from incarnation to
    • incarnation, and the sheaths surrounding it, comprising the inherited
    • a man's being, that passes from incarnation to incarnation, is
    • animals we cannot say that an individual soul passes from incarnation
    • to incarnation. The basis of animal nature is the group soul, and we
    • efforts in one incarnation survive and, after he has gone through
    • Devachan, pass into a new incarnation. In this new incarnation it
    • a little imagination to find the reasons why this must be so.
    • All the joy and pain we experience in one incarnation become part of
    • us, to carry over into the next incarnation; they work creatively in
    • entered his first earthly incarnation. Man was capable of it. If we
    • the ability to portray the gods with real imagination, they portrayed
    • There they appear as the expression of damnation, of being cast into
    • life as the alternations between laughing and weeping, when we meet
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 8: The Manifestation of the Ego in the Different Races of Men
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    • these people gradually wandered to the West and became the nation the
    • will now be comprehensible to you: they present various combinations
    • representing combinations: those on European soil, forming the root
    • nature of reincarnation and karma, the principles of man's being, and
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 9: Evolution, Involution and Creation out of Nothingness
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    • course of his earlier incarnations work its way free.
    • physical bodies, that passes from one incarnation to another. If this
    • ego received nothing new in a further incarnation, man would not be
    • enriching his ego, and reaches higher levels from one incarnation to
    • attained as an ego in his Previous incarnation. This can be
    • death and has to prepare for a new incarnation. The point is that man
    • passed through earlier incarnations and has developed what has been
    • planted in him in these previous incarnations. The same applies to
    • has already developed further in previous incarnations. And now
    • we find that apart from the nations and apart from all the other
  • Title: Lecture Series: Novalis
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    • fact show that in their imagination, ideas, feelings and
    • mathematical imagination became a great poem which filled him
    • of earlier incarnations appeared, presented themselves to his
    • What enabled his memories of an earlier incarnation to appear?
    • knowledge slumbered earlier incarnations. One must take the
  • Title: Lecture Series: The Mission of Savonarola
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    • term for our examination of this extraordinary phenomenon at
    • belief that was absolutely democratic: domination of the gods
  • Title: Lecture: The Theory of Categories / Kategorienlehre
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    • the spiritual-scientific explanation of what is here said in
    • curiosity is satisfied: we have what we call an explanation
    • of the phenomenon. This explanation, be it remarked, amounts
    • the germination of a concept, and this, in truth, is the
    • emanations.
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    • impressions, our feeling-world, a certain inclination, we could
    • of what we can, from an imagination regarding the way we can
    • feelings tend towards an inclination, then towards reluctance,
    • to work towards his next incarnation. Slowly he builds up the
  • Title: Lecture: What is Self Knowledge?
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    • in my imagination, my experiences and feelings if this
    • individuality which has gone from one incarnation to the next
    • and which will repeat future incarnations, how would it have
    • imaginations, thoughts and ideas would this individuality
    • imagination when you reflect about it, how you, from morning to
    • etheric body. Nothing is added into our examination according
    • self-centred brooding. Right here we must shift our examination
    • need to link the examination, with reference to the area of the
    • rule, not much can be done when we build an imagination upon
    • the fact that now and then this incarnation must be renounced
    • hereditary stream but which continues from one incarnation to
    • experiences of the soul, through incarnations. Our experiences
    • combination of life's facts, through which we gradually,
    • reincarnation and karma. For the highest self-knowledge we must
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    • We discover different relationships with each incarnation and
    • culmination point in cultivation on the physical plane is found
  • Title: Lecture: The Ten Commandments
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    • imagination of the “I” (Ich). All images,
    • “Don't seek to find an incorrect imagination of Me,
    • protect the truth within you, as an imagination of Me, then you
    • gender.” A real medicinal imagination is linked to that
    • which this commandment gave, linked to the imagination that
    • when the human being has a pure imagination of his relationship
    • a false imagination of the Divine, then you will, from gender
    • take up the correct imagination of the Divine, otherwise that
    • true spiritual imagination. Through this a simultaneous breath
    • Commandments from Sinai is unique and only allows illumination
    • has brought something from previous incarnations which has
    • have done in this examination, we arrive at the notion that at
  • Title: Lecture: A Chapter of Occult History
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    • incarnation, we describe them as they are today. Many people
    • The alternation between day and night was quite different in
    • inclination whatever for physical life. And so when the
    • pupils, in later incarnations, were : Hermes, the great
    • Hermes, in his new incarnation. We will try to form some idea
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • for his was like a remembrance of an earlier incarnation. The
    • in earlier incarnations; there was a kind of consolidation of
    • their constant rejuvenation they betoken the eternal reality
    • the incarnation of which his last incarnation was again a
    • in the supremely gifted Novalis, feelings free of all denominational
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    • lecture is a kind of principle or rule for the explanation of fairy
    • then later, when the child is older, with the explanation of it. I
    • the sources of our explanation from anthroposophical wisdom; that is,
    • from folk imagination; they are never that. The starting point of all
    • fairy tale can be explained in this way, but the explanation
    • features. Until the time comes when we can say more in explanation of
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    • base for man and animal. Now bring this imagination into our
  • Title: Lecture: Practical Training In Thought (1966)
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    • thought and an examination of what is usually termed “practical
    • be possible? After I had listened to his explanation I had to tell him that
    • observation and examination of our errors. An attempt is made to find the
    • certain way. This inclination, although natural, does not lead to practical
    • See Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man
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    • the whole explanation, I had to answer: “Yes, it is certainly
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture I: The Principle of Spiritual Economy in Connection with Questions of Reincarnation: An Aspect of the Spiritual Guidance of Mankind
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    • Reincarnation: An Aspect of the Spiritual Guidance of Mankind
    • with Questions of Reincarnation: An Aspect of the
    • discuss a few intimate questions of reincarnation that can be
    • souls how the process of reincarnation takes place in
    • the process of reincarnation. It is, after all, clear that
    • scrutinize the reincarnation of the initiates and then apply
    • the light of spiritual illumination fell on Saul-Paul near
    • here that reincarnation does not always proceed as smoothly
    • disciple in such a way that in the following reincarnation he
    • incarnation the etheric body of Zarathustra. The stories
    • through these explanations. At his reincarnation, the student
    • reincarnation is not so simple as most people of our time
    • think. If, therefore, people investigate earlier incarnations
    • are the reincarnation of this or that man, when in fact they
    • not only that the egos are capable of reincarnation, but that
    • the whole configuration of the process of reincarnation is
  • Title: Lecture: Christianity in Human Evolution
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    • complicated questions of reincarnation that, with further progress in
    • complicated questions of reincarnation or re-embodiment. To that end,
    • since repeatedly experienced reincarnations during the
    • progress through their incarnations and still have long
    • incarnations to better advantage and are therefore at a stage of
    • various incarnations as other men have in the course of their
    • time and find it in a previous fleshly incarnation, trace it farther
    • back and find it again in another incarnation, and so on. Instead, we
    • incarnation. If we do, it is only because the being in question is
    • however, limited to any one nationality nor to any particular people.
    • irrespective of nationality, was ripe to have interwoven with his
    • discrimination and exact outlining of concepts, the capacity for
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture II: Christianity in Human Evolution: Leading Individualities and Avatar Beings
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    • complicated question of reincarnation that the spiritual
    • questions of reincarnation — of reembodiment.
    • incarnations; they still have long distances to traverse in
    • incarnations in a more productive way. They are now on a high
    • have not gone through various incarnations as have the other
    • in time and discover it in a previously fleshly incarnation,
    • incarnation, and so on. Instead, we will have to admit that
    • of time, we may not arrive at an earlier fleshly incarnation
    • bound up with this or that nationality or tribe. But when in
    • of nationality, was mature and suitable enough to have his
    • few Christian centuries the dissemination of Christianity
    • a man who contributed so much in the first century to the dissemination
    • dissemination of Christianity during the early centuries, it
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    • reincarnation that, with further progress in the
    • questions of reincarnation, of re-embodiment.
    • reincarnations, re-embodiments, during the succeeding
    • incarnations, and still have long distances to travel in
    • rapidly, who, one might say, have utilized their incarnations
    • who have by no means gone through various incarnations
    • time and find it in a previous fleshly incarnation, trace it
    • farther back and find it again in another incarnation, and so
    • find it at all in any former fleshly incarnation; but if we do,
    • used. They were not, however, limited to any one nationality
    • nationality — was ripe, was fitted to have interwoven
    • very delicate discrimination and exact outlining of concepts,
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    • More Intimate Aspects of Reincarnation
    • More Intimate Aspects of Reincarnation
    • aspects of reincarnation and various matters related to it
    • from one life to another in successive incarnations. In the
    • question of reincarnation only in a very elementary way, and
    • the ego of a human being hurries from one incarnation to
    • connected with the subject of reincarnation, and only a
    • reincarnation from this point of view by looking back into
    • being is descending to a new incarnation, he must envelop
    • — the etheric body — is capable of reincarnation.
    • about these examples of the reincarnation of etheric bodies
    • only of the reincarnation of the ego. Rather, the other
    • founding a nation, as characterized above. If clairvoyant
    • undergo various incarnations, but descended only once into a
    • intimate reincarnations where a member of the super-sensible
    • centuries the dissemination of the idea of Christianity
    • imaginations that were closely related to the events in
    • later incarnation a copy of the Christ Jesus individuality
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture IV: Results of Spiritual Scientific Investigations of the Evolution of Humanity: I
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    • physical incarnation made itself felt. These beings, who were
    • imaginations?
    • incarnation of Christ brought about a remarkable change in
    • Christ-Incarnation of Jesus of Nazareth. St. Augustine is the
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture V: Results of Spiritual Scientific Investigations of the Evolution of Humanity: II
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    • all nations or peoples in the past had the so-called mystery
    • state of illumination that enabled him to reach into the
    • of Golgotha was the culmination of what was happening in the
    • of the imagination, the Mystery of Golgotha brought about a
    • one in the previous incarnation, in which a certain learning
    • intermediate incarnations, and it is also possible for such a
    • new incarnation and wanted to form a new etheric body for
    • explanations. Scholasticism, which is not much appreciated
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture VI: On the Occasion of the Dedication of the Francis of Assisi Branch
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    • discoverers today have reached the culmination, in a sense,
    • earth after an earlier incarnation, not just any etheric body
    • — were formed during reincarnation. This enabled these
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture VII: The Macrocosmic and the Microcosmic Fire: The Spiritualization of Breath and Blood
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    • rise to its knowledge through illumination. That which
    • origination of thoughts must be seen as a dynamic interaction
    • origination of the thought inside our soul corresponds to
    • Krishna, one of the incarnations of Vishnu, speaks of himself
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    • were the outer expressions of the Avatars, the incarnations of the
    • truth that freedom from suffering depends upon elimination of the
    • from earthly, physical existence, to pass beyond earthly incarnations,
    • and that only the elimination of the thirst for existence can lead to
    • the gradual elimination of the facts associated by the great Buddha
    • great illuminations of the truths of Christianity which made them
    • inner illumination that the Christ lives, because they bore
    • illumination! For without Paul's spiritual illumination Christianity
    • those who were able to experience the Christ in inner illumination. It
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture VIII: The Event of Golgotha. The Brotherhood of the Holy Grail. The Spiritualized Fire.
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    • future incarnations. Mankind must be led to a true
    • human soul than those powerful moments in the illumination of
    • incarnations. Truly, the highest peak of human evolution is
    • received the great illuminations about Christianity that they
    • illumination that the Christ was alive. They knew it as well
    • the dissemination of Christianity emanated from Paul. He
    • spiritual illumination! The external expansion of
    • illumination.
    • above, as a result of inner illumination, and these
    • what destination are they being saved? It is written that the
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture X: The God of the Alpha and the God of the Omega
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    • doctrines of reincarnation and of karma, Spiritual Science is
    • materialistic-scientific facts, reincarnation and karma would
    • about reincarnation and karma, or about the members of the
    • incarnation to the next. The sovereign will within us is
    • incarnations in order to recognize the divine-spiritual
    • but it could not take into a new incarnation what it had
    • Osiris was not suited for this physical incarnation.
    • incarnations were steadily deteriorating because there could
    • return for a new incarnation.”
    • the inclination, but no longer the capacity, to elevate
    • doctrine that was in tune with the people's inclination
    • the following explanation: “You must work in the outer
    • that task in earlier incarnations. During the era that was
    • in incarnations. He had been initiated into the teachings of
    • subsequent incarnations. Then he was born into a body that
    • incarnation welled up in him. And at that moment the Great
    • experience awakened in him again in his next incarnation, and
    • body and a new etheric body for the new incarnation,
    • going back; Zarathustra, in his incarnation as Zarastra,
    • because of what had transpired in the previous incarnation,
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    • subsequent incarnations he led the occult schools of Central
    • just schools, but rather a combination of both. Those who
    • to realize its destination of becoming the abode of humanity.
    • such that individualities had to go through an incarnation
    • when Buddha says: “I have entered my last incarnation
    • understand him when he says that the lines of incarnations
    • Buddha's illumination. He was one of those with whom we
    • Paul, who did more than anyone else for the dissemination of
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    • an Egyptian incarnation, surrounded by the gigantic pyramids and mysterious
    • first time and will again be different when the final incarnation is
    • new to be learned here. That is why the interval between two incarnations
    • not have taken place. Each soul, in each incarnation, makes progress.
    • soul and its incarnations and progress, the spiritual beings also reach
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    • body. Culmination, therefore, is brought about by astrality. This can
    • culmination, the work of the astral body in the physical stature.
    • when he assumed earthly form. In his first incarnation on earth he had
    • of the following incarnations he has developed, unconsciously, the
    • how the sevenfold being of man evolves through the incarnations. The
    • of the same combination of bodies. On our earth a being with a physical
    • life passes like a panorama before the human being. What is the explanation
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    • incarnations — and the most valuable knowledge is seated in the
    • many incarnations, he takes with him every time into Devachan the extract
    • incarnations and passes through Devachan ever and again. The earth reveals
    • incarnations; it is the time needed by the human being for the creation of
    • of life, man cannot yet direct his reincarnations himself; he needs
    • time for the reincarnation has come, man surrounds himself first of
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    • Some explanation must
    • he loved to remain closer, in order that in a later incarnation he will
    • find them again on earth. In many respects the purpose of incarnation
    • into it everything that came with him from the last incarnation as the
    • possibilities of the most favorable conditions for incarnation can be
    • or reincarnations possible. Not until then was man able to embody on the
    • and be enriched from incarnation to incarnation, is due to the fact that
    • incarnation.
    • love, it is the responsive love. We have thus an explanation of parental
    • himself chooses his final incarnation. Before this point, full accordance
    • body. That is the normal course of incarnation. The shock mentioned
    • is the bearer of the faculty of human judgment, of discrimination. The
    • lasting inclinations and habits.
    • are answered is of great importance; for example, as explanation of
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    • them. Before speaking of the fact of reincarnation and discussing questions
    • considers it a veritable abomination when fire is regarded not merely
    • 1. For an explanation of “human”
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    • This is the explanation
    • today when incarnations are to take place. But more and more frequently
    • consciousness, and that this coordination of the physical, etheric and
    • provided bodies for souls coming from Jupiter incarnations, or from
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    • longed for reincarnation. A human being felt as though he were shut
    • cessation of suffering, of release from suffering through the elimination
    • of the desire for birth, for physical incarnation.
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    • Lecture X: On Karma, Reincarnation and Initiation
    • On Karma, Reincarnation and
    • about the the great cosmic laws of karma and reincarnation. On Old Moon
    • reincarnation such as exists at present can first be spoken of when
    • animal, whose ego is the group soul, there is even today no reincarnation.
    • Reincarnation and karma
    • The principle of making good in a subsequent incarnation what was
    • nationality and so forth. We will now consider more closely how karma
    • physical body will come into existence in the next incarnation. A bad
    • sought in the inclinations and habits of a previous life. The actual
    • and etheric bodies. That is what is called illumination in the course
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    • Concerning Reincarnation.
    • Concerning Reincarnation.
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    • member, he possesses the Ego, which passes from incarnation to
    • incarnation, in order, throughout a long period of time, to complete
    • evolution from one incarnation to the other, an evolution of a cosmic
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    • clairvoyant imagination, inspiration, and intuition, — all has
    • him. Spiritual beings had first those imaginations, inspirations,
    • imaginations, inspirations, and intuitions, by the help of which he
    • Europe since the Christian rejuvenation. For the stanzas of Dzyan do
    • thou, great Buddha, through thy inner illumination, hast seen of the
    • designations of these spiritual beings.
    • of man's progress and of his reincarnation depends on whether
    • studies will start from the explanation of this sentence in the
    • explanations of the spiritual hierarchies.
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    • phenomenon of fire. In all explanations of what exists and happens
    • objects has no inclination whatever to think about those objects, no
    • inclination to let the spirit of things live in his soul. He lives
    • spiritual world and returns to earth in his next incarnation, all the
    • through our idleness, must return with us in our new incarnation.
    • man and have to return with him at his next incarnation. Thus, the
    • reincarnation of four groups of elemental beings. The mystery of this
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    • from one incarnation to another, one metamorphosis to another, so all
    • the beings in the universe pass through reincarnations, from the
    • planetary being — passes through reincarnation. Our earth did
    • circles. Just as man in this life is the reincarnation of a previous
    • life, so the earth is also the reincarnation of another planet which
    • reincarnation. That which we have characterised as the lunar
    • planetary condition, was the reincarnation of a still earlier
    • to-day, but quite a different being; it was the reincarnation of the
    • first planet to which we look back when speaking of incarnations of
    • successive incarnations; Saturn, Sun, Moon, Earth.
    • Exhalation: — the Sun's day, illumination of the
    • of light and darkness, illumination and obscurity, for that was its
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    • Saturn and that on the ancient Sun, which is the reincarnation, or
    • that highest Divinity of which we find mention by almost all nations
    • domination of the Spirits of Motion, Mights, or Dynamis. For those
    • the ancient Moon comes under the domination of those spirits of
    • ancient Sun under the domination of the advanced Virtutes.
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    • Man develops from incarnation to incarnation. Our human evolution as
    • This evolution through all these incarnations will continue for a
    • individuality, continues from incarnation to incarnation. But you
    • recollection, no consciousness, as yet of their incarnations, and men
    • incarnations. Only those who have developed a certain degree of
    • clairvoyance can look at their past incarnations.
    • What sequence would there be between a man's incarnations upon
    • earth when he cannot remember his former incarnations, if certain
    • beings were not there to connect the separate incarnations, and watch
    • the progress of the individual from one incarnation to the other? We
    • incarnation to the other. These are not the beings who rule Karma
    • [but] preserve the memory from one incarnation to the other, so long
    • Each man is a personality in each incarnation, and over each man a
    • incarnation to the other. This makes it possible that in certain
    • himself know anything about his past incarnations, to ask his Angel
    • for each single individuality from one incarnation to another.
    • human groups, as, for instance, nations, races, etc. Within our
    • certain harmonious relationship each single soul with the national or
    • abstract can imagine what is called the Soul of a nation or Spirit of
    • a nation only as a comprehensive general idea of a nation. For the
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    • actions had a meaning, an influence on the whole concatinations of
    • directing whole nations, you will understand that a man who had an
    • mentioned, and who guided the remnant of the Atlantean nation over to
    • into their former incarnations. The ordinary man cannot do so as yet,
    • externally all the characteristics of their nation, but who, because
    • Spirit of Personality — and who were the external incarnation
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    • designations to the Zodiacal circle. But it is not always so easy to
    • detail, for the meaning of these designations and the whole procedure
    • that the origin of this designation is to be found, and it is only in
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    • is found in all the World Myths, and all the national legends or
    • of the nations. It also shines through that wisdom which finds its
    • modern research, will receive illumination to the minutest detail.
    • of the great world. You can see the same process in a nation. Think
    • of a nation rising in its youth, full of strength, of activity, of
    • energy; think of this nation as producing epoch after epoch the most
    • the nation is also accumulating. Just as Karma accrued during the
    • been brought about, so Karma accrues to a nation during the time its
    • at its strongest, when the nation has given birth to all the
    • of the said nations. When nations have to rise in a certain way still
    • nation a few stages beyond that which was originally planned for it.
    • beings who have to lead the nation to a still higher point of
    • nation has been accumulating. This is the important law as regards
    • taking upon oneself the Karma of nations and of races. From a
    • bear all the Karma of those nations and races. That was the essential
    • upon them — their nations Karma, which had accumulated up to
    • incarnation. The more perfect the man is, the less there will be of
    • through so many incarnations which have taught me to transform my
    • in Eastern science. You have here the true explanation as it is
    • those who are the leaders of nations and races, who know how to
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    • one incarnation to the other. But after a certain time that human
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    • of reincarnation. Hence we must say that Jesus of Nazareth (not the
    • Christ) had passed through many incarnations and stood the test of
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    • science know that there is reincarnation, so we must realize that Jesus of
    • Nazareth — not the Christ — had experienced many incarnations
    • incarnations before He could become Jesus of Nazareth.
    • derives from a previous incarnation. But that is not the case with an
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    • history with the deeds of Caesar, and your powerful imagination makes
    • Buddha, the last incarnation which I must live on this earth.’
    • given incarnation, that is, he practices some of the exercises (of
    • incarnation. These experiences and their effect upon him are out of
    • to which his former efforts had raised him. In his former incarnation
    • succeeding incarnation, life of itself brings a recapitulation of the
    • incarnation in quite a different form. Thus it may happen that a
    • foregoing incarnation are again aroused within him. Suppose that such
    • penultimate, then of his ultimate, incarnation, and at this point he
    • higher worlds in former incarnations, and showing how he prepared his
    • etheric body brings to perfection the habits, inclinations, and
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    • imagination makes you believe you are seeing all sorts of invisible
    • Bodhisattva to Buddha, the last incarnation I shall have to pass through
    • in any one of his incarnations — that is, he carries out some of
    • reached in his previous incarnation. He will have experiences of a different
    • incarnation he had to strive actively from step to step; but now that
    • may be that he will experience the results of his previous incarnations
    • wisdom in a given incarnation. He is then born again as a child, like
    • next incarnation the same thing can happen again: once more some outer
    • what he had achieved in his next to the last incarnation, and then,
    • false serves to re-awaken in them the fruits of former incarnations.
    • evoked all he had undergone in previous incarnations — the sum
    • his ascent into the higher worlds during previous incarnations: the
    • habits, inclinations, and capabilities. This occurs by means of constant
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    • than a subject for anatomical examination calculated to satisfy the
    • incarnation to incarnation, a heavenly body such as our earth has
    • his present incarnation, so too our Earth developed from the old Moon
    • into the Earth. The old Moon is, as it were, a former incarnation of
    • devachanic period in order to attain his next incarnation. Saturn then
    • Though we may in no sense apply these designations to the present
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    • being passes from incarnation to incarnation, so a cosmic body like
    • is a sort of previous incarnation of the Earth. Going still
    • reach his next incarnation. Then Saturn became the Sun;
    • designations for the Planetary Evolutions and our present planetary
    • parts, the designation is Sun and Saturn, spelt with capitals, but
  • Title: Gospel of St. John: Lecture IV
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    • through the former incarnations of our Earth — Saturn, Sun, and
    • the second incarnation of the Earth as ‘Sun’. The human beings again
    • the human forms) wither away. Even at that time a certain alternation
    • popular imagination — beings imagined by a childish mind. And the
    • designation might mean anything you like but explains nothing. We must
    • of this rejuvenation?
    • many incarnations. The Sun-Spirit looked down and beheld the inner
    • incarnations until it was ripe to receive this high Spirit. The
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    • yesterday's discussion we took the alternation in our daily life that
    • astrality and a divine-spiritual ego. In other words, this alternation
    • about through elimination. Not until the earth evolution was in progress
    • all those beings originated in popular imagination and childish conceptions.
    • The human race was headed for extinction; but after the rejuvenation
    • his inner nature through many incarnations. Then the Sun Being gazed
    • had attained, through many incarnations, to the degree of maturity which
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    • Hebrew nation, because the latter had most recently preserved what we
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    • old Hebrew nation. They stood before their people and proclaimed: You
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    • had seen. A last heritage of this condition today is the inclination
    • to live in the physical world, with all his inclinations and
    • through many, many incarnations, became able, at a definite point of
    • more and more. Precisely the youngest nations recognize this in our
    • unite us as a nation, otherwise we shall lose our Ego and, with it,
    • the possibility of being a nation!’ Powerful words which seem to issue
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    • remnant of this sort of thing is our inclination to yawn when we see
    • world with all their inclinations and propensities. This learning to
    • to it, his alienation from the spiritual world increased correspondingly
    • through a great many incarnations had become able, beginning with a
    • been felt particularly strongly by people of the younger nations: they
    • once said: “Christianity must unite us as a nation, otherwise
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    • initiation in an incarnation during the old Hebrew period, let us say,
    • themselves in former incarnations to learn from individual
    • physical and elaborates the results of a former incarnation. Now
    • foregoing incarnations unite with these qualities. Now we know that
    • coming from a former incarnation and operating in the human being,
    • foregoing incarnation, they would say: ‘Very good, we quite believe in
    • their next incarnation. Men will become weaker and weaker, if they
    • all succeeding incarnations. Now we see that when a man gives himself
    • and grow in the following incarnations. This, however, is possible
    • through an ‘Old Moon’, an ‘Old Sun’, a ‘Saturn’ incarnation, and so
    • of reincarnation, of the nature of man, of the survey of the cosmos,
    • — upon Christ Himself. The teachings of reincarnation, of the
    • etheric body and clairvoyance ensues. Here we have an explanation of
    • you have before you an explanation of the difference between the
  • Title: Gospel of John: Lecture VII: The Baptism with Water and the Baptism with Fire and Spirit.
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    • Sinai of old, possibly in an incarnation occurring during the ancient
    • of Jahve-God. But among them were some who in earlier incarnations had
    • derives from a former incarnation.
    • the forces a child brings along from his previous incarnation unite
    • active spiritual forces derived from the previous incarnation they endow
    • a spiritual factor accompanied us from our previous incarnation they
    • but we know as well what stems from the previous incarnation in the
    • tell in his next incarnation, as expressed in his health and strength.
    • he will have it through all his future incarnations.
    • and growing in our subsequent incarnations. This, however, presupposes
    • in the whole panorama of reincarnation, of the being of man, of our
    • at the Christ. I have pictured in different ways the doctrine of reincarnation,
    • There you have the explanation
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    • incarnations, that he could offer up his own Ego. For that is what
    • high degrees of initiation in earlier incarnations, and had gained a
    • earlier incarnations in various parts, and we are led back to the time
    • incarnations, that Christ entered. What does that mean, ‘Christ
    • he had experienced and assimilated in earlier incarnations. In what
    • that this individuality was the reincarnation of an old Persian
    • former incarnations had been initiated into the Mysteries of the
    • was one of those who in former incarnations had lived chiefly within
    • incarnations.’ Thus we have in Jesus of Nazareth an initiate who had
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    • incarnations, achieved a degree of maturity that enabled Him to sacrifice
    • individuality that in former incarnations had experienced lofty stages of
    • former incarnations, passed through manifold initiations, in all sorts of
    • through the sort of incarnations mentioned. What does that mean? It
    • former incarnations. In what way, then, did this astral body form its
    • He was one of those who in former incarnations had achieved initiations
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    • the world. Of course, something more than a superficial examination is
    • individuality passed through repeated incarnations, rising to higher
    • and ever higher stages of spiritual life at each incarnation. This
    • science, ‘near marriage’. The explanation of the near marriage lies in
    • wine, as one might say, by slight of hand. This explanation is
    • this individuality of the human being? It passes from incarnation to
    • incarnation through repeated lives on earth. It comes from a former
    • life on earth, from an earlier incarnation. Thus neither his parents
    • penetrates to the consequences of his former incarnations.
    • Gospel. Our explanations will be followed by others which, in their
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    • and then, passing through one incarnation after another, had continued
    • through repeated earth lives from incarnation to incarnation: it comes
    • over from an earlier earth life, from a previous incarnation. Hence
    • but in a previous incarnation he created the cause of his blindness
    • influencing even the consequences of former incarnations.
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    • there dwelt an Ego which had passed through many incarnations, had
    • former incarnations. This is the Christ-Being, who up to that time
    • ‘illumination’, and his eyes were opened to the spiritual world.
    • incarnation of our planet; yet he would lose that form had not the
    • incarnations unite with the elements which he inherits. The human
    • incarnation the spiritual descends from higher worlds and unites with
    • find within a national community a number of faces that resemble one
    • degree was known in every nation by the name of that nation; thus it
    • explanation imaginable to say that the Jew, being afraid to come to
    • can give an explanation of that kind. ‘By night’ means here nothing
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    • have passed through many previous incarnations, to have lived repeatedly
    • of as having passed through previous incarnations. The Christ Being
    • birth the attributes deriving from a previous incarnation unite with
    • Why does it say here, “by night”? The explanation
    • well be imagined. Anybody can make up explanations of that sort. By
    • And the explanation of such marvellous composition is that it was written
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    • ego; and the imagination, the gift of storytelling, inherited from the
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    • explanation of the Gospels. Therefore, before continuing today, it
    • and would regard it as an hallucination to claim that he was an
    • wisdom after each incarnation. But evolution runs its course; and just
    • incarnation to incarnation. The possibility of life externally
    • considered in the succession of incarnations would not come to an end
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    • The Decline of Primeval Wisdom and its Rejuvenation through the
    • suspect hallucinations if he fancied himself an independent being capable
    • his physical body at death. After every death, every reincarnation,
    • from incarnation to incarnation, is due to the life fund originally
    • incarnations, the possibility for life to exist would not be fully exhausted
    • its termination. — At present the Christ-Impulse is but at the
    • treated by modern physics had quite a different explanation after Galileo's
    • ideal striven for today is a mechanical, mechanistic explanation of the
    • world with the complete elimination of all spirit. And the reason for this
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    • this body effect the rejuvenation of the Earth. At the same time,
    • humanity, He taught the doctrine of reincarnation, in as far as it
    • incarnation to another; he taught it as one giving a practical lesson
    • adjustment in this or a following incarnation. It is then only
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    • the divine-spiritual Father spoke: In their culmination, in man, the
    • would effect a rejuvenation of the earth. On the other hand, he was
    • in him. What Christ did, then, was to teach the idea of reincarnation,
    • of causes from one incarnation to another, that is what He taught; and
    • its compensation in this or in some future incarnation. Then we shall
    • or laid its foundations in an earlier incarnation. All is inscribed
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    • from ‘preparation’ to ‘illumination’ —
    • revealing itself and that ‘illumination’ is setting in.
    • incarnation to incarnation. As long as from morning to night we are
    • the course of our incarnations on earth; but the moment we step out
    • from incarnation to incarnation and appear as they are according to
    • during his incarnations. All this remains invisible so long as the
    • if at the same moment we become clairvoyant, all the inclinations and
    • incarnations. In the course of the future evolution of our earth we
    • have still to go through many incarnations, full of activities and
    • accomplishment. The inclinations, instinct and passions for much that
    • incarnations in former times. Everything that man is capable of
    • is the experience which is connected with ‘illumination’;
    • clairvoyance, to ‘illumination,’ he realises the
    • midnight hour, darkness may still set in and ‘illumination
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    • the astral world after he has reached the stage of illumination meet
    • break from one incarnation to another, must pass through the
    • incarnation, every feeling experienced between birth and death, every
    • with the national feeling of those times that declares that his act
    • Earth itself has passed through other incarnations, that of Saturn,
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    • to the Earth from the Sun. Chthon is a designation of the somewhat
    • would, however, be false to accept the simple explanation that this
    • those who have passed through previous incarnations, and what they
    • no serious appreciation and feeling for reincarnation in his soul;
    • for to believe in reincarnation seriously means to realise its goal
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    • immortal, permanent human principle which passes from incarnation to
    • incarnation. This was why Osiris was felt to be most intimately bound
    • incarnation to another were generally able to find better vehicles in
    • their essence flows into him and he experiences inner illumination
    • every succeeding incarnation in bodies of higher moral, aesthetic and
    • spiritual perfection. And so in one of his incarnations, Zarathustra
    • the incarnation of Christ had been made in a very definite way by
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    • incarnations of a certain individuality, had been so purified that
    • actually to incarnate within it. The incarnation of the Christ, the
    • descend to this earth and for a number of incarnations to be embodied
    • most advanced group of the northern stream of nations, namely the
    • himself the task of passing through his incarnations in such a way as
    • having made himself ripe through his various incarnations to be the
    • permanent physical incarnation of these spiritual beings behind the
    • descending into physical incarnation. For this descent requires a
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    • historical descent into incarnation of the Christ was a necessary in
    • humanity the important thing is that man, on incarnation depends for
    • descended into incarnation in a human body and has now become an
    • future incarnations lives in organisms wherein the etheric body is to
    • light of his assertions. If what I have said about the re-incarnation
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    • old Persian nation made use of his astral body, his sentient soul
    • to the south. This is an epoch wherein two streams of nations
    • and of that which was connected with him they sought for illumination
    • the universe was also the national god must be thought of as a
    • of other nations down to the seven wise men of Greece. But the
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    • We look back at earlier incarnations of man, of races and
    • for its seven incarnations; Saturn, Sun, Moon, Earth, Jupiter, Venus
    • incarnations we must seek their connections by once more using the
    • his three former incarnations. By starting with the incarnation of a
    • incarnations it is possible to draw certain conclusions concerning
    • his next three incarnations. The three former and the present
    • incarnations, plus the three following make seven again. Seven is a
    • descend into physical incarnation — are the messengers, we may
    • of the human incarnations of the all-embracing Wisdom figures
    • incarnation of that great Teacher who may be called the essence of
    • wholly or in part in other human personalities. Such incarnations are
    • teachers an incarnation of a Bodhisattva. It is permissible to speak
    • of ever-recurring incarnations of the Bodhisattva, but we must
    • understand that behind all the men in whom the incarnation took place
    • essential thing in this incarnation to be the embodiment of the
    • Great Teacher, the incarnation of wisdom, which pervades all the
    • course of the evolution of our earth we find incarnations of the
    • look at the incarnation in which was embodied not a Bodhisattva (in
    • which this fact was the most important feature of the incarnation)
    • incarnations. This was due to the condition of human understanding.
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    • first is the stage of Imagination, Imaginative Cognition, the second
    • of Imagination may be gained in the following way. Suppose someone
    • world of Imagination. It is nothing to which the word
    • ‘imagination’ (fancy) in its ordinary sense could be
    • Imagination you encounter everything that is behind the sense-world
    • Imagination, and more is learnt about the beings of the world of
    • through Imagination.
    • super-sensible worlds: Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition.
    • but it may also be that in some one incarnation the stage of
    • Imagination only is reached. Then the spheres of the spiritual world
    • having passed through the stage of Imagination; it is hardly possible
    • for anyone to omit the stage of Imagination and be led at once to the
    • Imagination on the one hand and Inspiration and Intuition on the
    • a way that they were clairvoyant in the sphere of Imagination and
    • incarnation I renounce the attainment of the higher stages of
    • seeing clearly and with exactitude in the world of Imagination. They
    • vision to the world of Imagination and gives up any attempt to
    • uncertainty. This world of flowing Imaginations is, so to say,
    • whose clairvoyance had reached the stage of Imagination to attach
    • whoever rises, to begin with, to the stage of Imagination, must
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    • the same subject. But if you will wait for the explanations to be
    • course of his previous incarnations had already reached the very
    • incarnation as Bodhisattva when, after his Enlightenment, he became
    • in the incarnation when the Bodhisattva became Buddha.’
    • nature and was fully embodied in that one incarnation. But then he
    • again withdrew. For with this incarnation as Buddha a certain quotum
    • certain incarnation passes through his existence on Earth with little
    • reaches the highest level of moral Imagination but there are many
    • into these previous incarnations, he could describe the experiences
    • reached in his previous incarnations. He who is usually called the
    • explanation? It is not realized that this points to the intensity of
    • having in his previous incarnations risen to the height of a
    • Bodhisattva. Because in this incarnation he was living as the
    • incarnations and to turn outwards to the physical plane in order to
    • was destined to reach in his final incarnation on the Earth. He had
    • what had been accomplished since his previous incarnation.
    • task to achieve in this incarnation.
    • his development in previous incarnations had enabled him to bring the
    • expressed in the Law; now, having fulfilled his incarnation on Earth,
    • love. Now, after his last incarnation on the Earth, he soared in
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    • a rejuvenation of what it had previously been. It is only possible to
    • understand this rejuvenation by paying close attention to the great
    • conditions prevailing in each successive incarnation. In Buddha's
    • that in men's earlier incarnations on the Earth certain beings worked
    • incarnations through the epochs of Lemuria and Atlantis, the
    • incarnations, man was subjected to the influences of both the
    • These influences have remained with him from earlier incarnations.
    • incarnation to incarnation since bygone ages. But with the loss of
    • series of incarnations. The earlier clairvoyant knowledge has been
    • influences that have penetrated into man from incarnation to
    • incarnation are working in him. They are there and they work through
    • the expression of what has continued from incarnation to incarnation
    • ‘thirst for existence’ continues from incarnation to
    • incarnation. This, in effect, is what the great Buddha said. But to
    • his intimate pupils he gave more detailed explanations.
    • brings it back again into his next incarnation. While he is in
    • one incarnation to another and man brings it with him when he again
    • with him from incarnation to incarnation.
    • everything it contains from his former incarnations; it is inscribed
    • from previous incarnations and drives man to long avidly for
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    • Nathan Jesus-child. The Adam-soul before the Fall. The Reincarnation
    • incarnation of that kind. Very special measures were essential. To
    • development — were passing through incarnations, through
    • reappear in a new incarnation. But before the separation of the Moon
    • rejuvenation of civilization was necessary; traditions preserved in
    • time. Buddhism had become in need of rejuvenation. The mature and
    • again and again, reappeared in this or that incarnation, in the
    • efforts made in the course of many incarnations — but his soul
    • subsequent incarnations, becoming more and more mature, more and more
    • but when Buddhism needed rejuvenation this task was not within his
    • twelfth year, such forces as were needed for the rejuvenation of
    • incarnations but had been kept at a very early stage — like the
    • an ancestral pair. It further describes the incarnation of a soul who
    • sense, the incarnation of the very first member of humanity.
    • reincarnation of a Being who was the earliest blood-ancestor of all
    • concerned, this child was able to be the reincarnation of the
  • Title: Gospel of Luke: Lecture Five
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    • rejuvenation in the events of Palestine.
    • reincarnation of Zarathustra was destined to grow up near the child
    • incarnation of an Individuality was announced from the spiritual
    • do with an Ego that has come from earlier incarnations. In the case
  • Title: Gospel of Luke: Lecture Six
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    • we to examine the previous incarnations of the Bodhisattva who became
    • previous incarnations, was ‘filled with the Holy Spirit’.
    • through incarnations since the Lemurian age have been able to receive
    • incarnations had not habitually developed or brought fully into
    • particular point of time what that Being was in earlier incarnations
    • mankind the conditions of his earthly incarnation must be such that
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    • two Jesus-children. The Incarnation of the Christ in Jesus of Nazareth.
    • incarnations. We therefore meet with the wonderful fact that
    • acquired through his own previous incarnations, Zarathustra could
    • incarnation. Having sought and found the etheric body he had once
    • incarnation to incarnation in order that in a body as pure as that of
    • this period of his life. At the time of the incarnation in the course
  • Title: Gospel of Luke: Lecture Nine
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    • inclinations. I once had occasion to reply: ‘No doubt you believe
    • costs adhere to their personal inclinations and the traditional
    • inclination but upon the inevitable progress of evolution. By the
    • aside personal inclinations and judge according to the necessity of
    • explanation of the Gospels and refuse to listen to anything that is
    • spiritual explanations. It is they who hinder progress; for
    • narrated that the Bodhisattva, before descending to the incarnation
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    • and the Teaching of Reincarnation and Karma. Jonah and Solomon: Examples
    • in the course of the incarnations of an individual human being? It
    • Karma and Reincarnation.
    • — we may now add — that of Karma and Reincarnation. But
    • Reincarnation is indispensable. It must be remembered however that
    • Reincarnation exoterically a few centuries ago; and it would have
    • that these souls should have passed through earlier incarnations,
    • assimilating the teaching of Karma and Reincarnation. Had this
    • teaching of Karma and Reincarnation. It is therefore not surprising
    • those days. Therefore Karma and Reincarnation were not taught as
    • to an understanding of Karma and Reincarnation rather than any
    • subject of Karma and Reincarnation in an abstract way, the aim is to
    • to receive, as wisdom, the teaching of Karma and Reincarnation.
    • with the vision of Imagination and Inspiration could say about the
    • next incarnation for the seed to bear fruit; only then does he become
    • the higher worlds. It was not until his next incarnation that the
    • with the powers implanted into his soul in a previous incarnation.
    • Reincarnation — teachings which when Christ was on Earth could
    • Searching microscopical examination of substances is made in order to
    • of germination from a quite different source. Something unites with the
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  • Title: Wisdom of Man: I. The Position of Anthroposophy in Relation to Theosophy and Anthropology.
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    • spread out beneath it. They cannot rise to the planes of imagination,
    • are called imagination, inspiration, and intuition. Man's ability to
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: II. Supersensible Processes in the Activities of the Human Senses.
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    • mere figment of the imagination, an invention of physiology, hence we
    • absurdities resulting from purely materialistic explanations. No,
    • The scientific explanation that in seeing, ether waves
    • does not disdain the assistance of that “imagination” it
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: III. Higher Senses, Inner Force Currents and Creative Laws in the Human Organism.
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  • Title: Wisdom of Man: IV. Supersensible Currents in the Human and Animal Organizations.
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    • backward, but that the emanations of the sentient soul run forward
    • explanation of the human countenance based solely on physical forces
    • scientists' imagination. Animals have no memory; they merely manifest
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    • life and reveal themselves in manifold concatenations. Then the
    • manifold combinations of these two elements. We should misconstrue
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: II. Action and Interaction of the Human Soul Forces.
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    • greatest genius is subject to the domination of these conflicting
    • incarnation the entire destiny of the soul life.
    • makes itself felt as uneasiness, and an examination of this condition
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: III. At the Portals of the Senses.
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    • Returning thought, in fearsome alienation,
    • by the voluntary termination of desire at the soul's boundary, the
    • feeling. Fantastic explanations of will are possible. One could
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    • it is here omitted, but again, a little imagination on the part of
    • they tell us? Examination shows them to have something strangely in
    • future and the past. Only one possible explanation of this fact
    • incarnation a tendency toward the one current or the other, you must
    • incarnation, with the visualizations of the recently acquired etheric
    • incarnation to serve humanity. Do not think of that as an abstract
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: I. Franz Brentano and Aristotles Doctrine of the Spirit.
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    • is called a concatenation of concepts, for example, the rose is red.
    • correct, as even a superficial examination of your own soul life will
    • it remains for the reader to keep the explanations in mind whenever
    • by itself. He took seriously this inclination to differentiate soul
    • reincarnation.
    • of the birth of a man in one incarnation — an original creation
    • of spirit — must occur at every incarnation because
    • reincarnation would not be a new creation. This alone suffices to
    • show that the doctrine of reincarnation would conflict with his
    • Aristotle considers a physical incarnation important, one of the aims
    • that would not demand incarnation in a human body is unthinkable.
    • Aristotle? Naturally, the longing for another physical incarnation.
    • missed its purpose for, since the spirit needs incarnation in order
    • effectual incarnation unless it were a perfect one; that is, a
    • obtain one. Since Aristotle does not assume reincarnation, it follows
    • incarnation. Aristotle's doctrine calls for reincarnation but does
    • incarnation. Thus we see how the Aristotelian doctrine, gleaming
    • reincarnation. In dealing with the doctrine of the spirit we are at a
    • evidence of reincarnation, can transcend Aristotle, but this
    • scientific demonstration of reincarnation.
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    • built up man out of a combination and co-operation of purely physical
    • upon closer examination, to be inadequate. Are we compelled, then, to
    • of reincarnation and repeated earth lives.
    • acceptance of the doctrine of reincarnation. One could almost say
    • the West from becoming reconciled to the idea of reincarnation. A
    • plausibility of what we call reincarnation. In a certain respect
    • imagination, for while the human soul and the world itself must in
    • merely formal but actual. It must be an imagination immanent in the
    • potency; a world imagination, as was explained earlier.”
    • book dealing generally with imagination as a world-creative
    • then, is not to be found in a continuous renewal, a rejuvenation
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: III. Imagination--Imagination; Inspiration--Self-fulfillment; Intuition--Conscience.
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    • Imagination — ‘Imagination’;* Inspiration —
    • non-German word Imagination in the sense familiar to students
    • practically never used in German to mean ‘imagination’ in
    • no synonym for ‘imagination’. The best solution available
    • seems to be as follows: whenever ‘imagination’ is used in
    • startled when he runs across something like “imagination leads
    • to ‘imagination’.”
    • mere combination of visualizations. Our psychologist by no means sees
    • whether the combination of visualizations permits of establishing
    • when one asks whether a judgment can proceed from a combination of
    • proposition out of a combination of visualizations? What can impel
    • When a combination of conceptions is joined by what we can call
    • true sense of the term we call imagination. Summing up: When
    • have described it points to what we call inner imagination in the
    • imagination is not visualization either. By means of perception, the
    • is comprised in imagination, in a conception filled with other than
    • imagination and visualizations. Imagination has a way of announcing
    • really attains to imagination, it senses in its life of
    • contact with the outer world, with corporeality; in imagination it
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    • angle with concepts we encountered there, such as imagination,
    • reasoning — to imagination, inspiration and intuition. It is
    • the meaning of reincarnation, anyone developing a justified
    • way of imagination, inspiration, and intuition to a genuine cognition
    • to distinguish certain imaginations exactly as one learns to
    • The possibility of attaining to this imagination
    • Antoinette, or the reincarnation of some saint. Because such people
    • assume that in a previous incarnation they were something exalted.
    • imagination, this self-cognition. Having achieved it, you will see
    • realize that, while this incarnation in which you find yourself is
    • through many incarnations, what he will be able to be in some one
    • future incarnation, and for this reason he has the longing to keep
    • returning. In each incarnation he must long for what is impossible of
    • can eventually become what it is possible to be in one incarnation.
    • become in one incarnation. This longing for ever new earth lives must
    • but they yield the strongest confirmation of reincarnation.
    • that we should long for reincarnation in order to be able to correct
    • harmony. Those who boggle at the idea of reincarnation only show how
    • passes through his various incarnations, that is, when he receives
    • incarnation.
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    • advocating the idea of re-embodiment or reincarnation, if we did not
    • earth. The soul is not merely guided from one incarnation to another
    • without. Therefore the soul progresses from incarnation to
    • incarnation, but also from one period of civilisation to another. It
    • age is this: he went through a certain number of incarnations in the
    • fourth period — there are a number of incarnations, which
    • the brain. It was not a real, earthly incarnation as such; it was not
    • a real incarnation of a human being in the ordinary sense. It
    • incarnation we know as Gautama Buddha.
    • been necessary for this Being to go through real human incarnations.
    • Individuality, this one incarnation was sufficient for him to see all
    • periods; but Buddha could experience in this one incarnation all that
    • it was possible to evolve. In his incarnation as Gautama Buddha he
    • after that incarnation; there was no need for him to go through
    • during future cycles, Buddha was able to give in this one incarnation,
    • back. His incarnation in the fourth epoch was such, that although he
    • kind of incarnation was called a “Son of Apollo”, because
    • Thus in this incarnation of Apollo as Orpheus, we have again a sort of
    • two incarnations the Bodhisattva-Beings ascend to the Buddhi-Plane;
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 2: The Law of Karma with Respect to the Details of Life
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    • nature of man, reincarnation and karma, and the evolution of humanity
    • such a thing as reincarnation, as karma. The beneficial effects of
    • there is such a law as that of reincarnation, karma, and so on. The
    • knows of reincarnation and karma and one who knows nothing of it. In
    • combinations that are possible; there is another way in which the law
    • this noble sense of indignation is to be found in the character of a
    • explanations of the relation between cause and effect in the life of
    • incarnation, we had stored up such strong life-force that it is able
    • to intervene and heal us. When we look back at those incarnations we
    • lost. They pass over into the next incarnation and the injured organ
    • incarnation to incarnation, we shall see that rightly understood,
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 3: The Entrance of the Christ-Being into the Evolution of Humanity
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    • deeply into the etheric body during incarnation after incarnation, the
    • during incarnation after incarnation, came egotism, error and lying,
    • the descent; but it cannot be expected that in one or two incarnations
    • only as a kind of memory remaining over from former incarnations. It
    • that then expresses itself in a subsequent incarnation as illness in
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 4: The Sermon on the Mount
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    • act as a teacher to the whole nation, so that its content could be
    • the time of the Incarnation, came to an end at the close of the 19th
    • Such impersonations are the result of the materialistic thinking of
    • having been beggars for the spirit in their past incarnations, have
    • incarnation between 1930 and 1950 will experience the vision of the
    • incarnation to experience on earth what makes them capable of
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 5: Correspondences Between the Microcosm and the Macrocosm
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    • human being in one incarnation between birth and death. We incarnate
    • whole human being, and the consequence is that if in one incarnation
    • stage when the form was more pliable. In a male incarnation the whole
    • use a male body in an incarnation, for of course these material
    • of Comets, was able to say: As the combinations of carbon and hydrogen
    • play the same part on our earth as did the combinations of carbon and
    • cyanogen compounds, — combinations of carbon and nitrogen. Those
    • carried their esoteric training as far as ‘Illumination
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    • years ago, in other incarnations. There is a purpose in these many
    • incarnations of ours, as we have often emphasised. The purpose is that
    • the soul should in the course of its development from one incarnation
    • incarnations just began as it is now, and that moreover in the distant
    • through the different incarnations, I was able to embody into my soul
    • incarnations and did not possess what we call conscience, so in later
    • certain spiritual emanations as a result of his evil action, he is
    • our next incarnations during the Graeco-Latin epoch, in order then to
    • we live in our present incarnations with the fruits of what we gained
    • going through successive incarnations, namely, that we may gradually
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 7: The Further Development of Conscience
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    • appropriate to select a different designation for to-day's festival,
    • super-sensible illumination from which we must draw to-day; we know
    • what has been just described. The more incarnations a man has during
    • awake in the right way in our next incarnation, and this knowledge
    • believe in the evolution of the soul, from incarnation to incarnation,
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    • Thanks to an anonymous donation, this lecture has been made available.
    • of the great cosmic connections, and of the examination and testing of
    • incarnations of Zarathustra, such difficulties as, e.g. that
    • someone asserting these things about Zarathustra and his incarnations.
    • feel fear of an inexact examination; but it could never fear
    • karma and reincarnation, and the life between death and a new birth
    • may ask: But how is it that we do not remember our former incarnations
    • incarnation to look back?
    • their former incarnations? This question is of the greatest
    • incarnations — although in earlier epochs they were clairvoyant to
    • thinking, the power of discrimination, which are the special faculties
    • in the former incarnations, the self-hood was not there! What, then,
    • the previous incarnation. That is the whole point! So that to-day it
    • is only those people who in their earlier incarnations have worked
    • through the medium of thought, of logic, of discrimination, who can
    • remember those incarnations. Thus however advanced a man is in
    • clairvoyance, if he has not in former incarnations worked through the
    • power of discrimination, of logical thinking, he cannot remember a
    • former incarnation. For he had not at that time set up the signpost as
    • quality of discrimination — this faculty can be developed only on
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    • faculties will exist in that incarnation which follows the present
    • of people today will clearly show already in their next incarnation
    • great number already in the next incarnation, with others, in the
    • incarnation following.
    • nations fall away more and more; but other groupings are still
    • as the gaps between single nations gradually disappear, as the single
    • parts of different nations understand each other better, so also will
    • to unite people out of all “races,” out of all nations, and
    • which is preparing. The question is often put: Well, if reincarnation
    • exists, why does a person not remember the former incarnations? That
    • remember their former incarnations, or at least the last one. A whole
    • life between birth and death, but the previous incarnations, or at
    • incarnation, a number of human beings are reborn, then they will
    • remember this present incarnation. It is merely a question of
    • that which goes from incarnation to incarnation. In what way, however,
    • from what race, nation, etc., he is born, because it applies itself
    • speak in the various national languages what has to be announced, the
    • soul. Thus the words then were absolutely designations for spirit and
    • carries it over also into his next incarnation. Then he is born with
    • incarnation a number of human beings with an ego in which they
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    • come to you in the explanations given in various lecture-cycles, that
    • ascended higher and higher through each incarnation, he appeared about
    • made it possible for Zarathustra in that incarnation at the beginning
    • having ascended so high from incarnation to incarnation. For we must
    • faculties which come over from an earlier incarnation. And so, in the
    • Those faculties which relate especially to a combination turned away
    • through combination. If then a member of other civilisations, which
    • through external combination to the Abrahamitic people, which now
    • it could see the right combinations there outside. That wonderful
    • combination.
    • Nazarathos was then in his incarnation, at that time the teacher in
    • incarnation, his spirit was united with Chaldea. What path does the
    • one picture, and through the combination of mutually
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    • when we do not merely consider abstractly the idea of reincarnation,
    • spiritual life. Then, with the answer given to us in reincarnation,
    • through successive embodiments or incarnations. On the contrary,
    • incarnations on earth presents us with fresh fields of learning and
    • although we will come again into a new incarnation, we will have
    • incarnations of the people who are living now. It seems strange, but
    • In the present incarnation it is possible for a certain number of
    • all the significance of reincarnation and of the fact that one can
    • take something up only during a particular incarnation. If one fails
    • then in the following incarnations.
    • we bring it with us again when we descend into the next incarnation.
    • incarnation, then, the soul developed new faculties. Our souls were
    • soul has passed from incarnation to incarnation. At first it was
    • incarnation. A person dwelt less and less in those states in which he
    • spiritual world, and with each new incarnation he becomes more and
    • was always taken into consideration that our incarnations have passed
    • Following this came the period of the incarnations in
    • also be used to refer to more extensive epochs. The designation of
    • incarnations, during which human vision has become increasingly shut
    • souls actually come with each new incarnation into new conditions
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    • reincarnation, of many earth-lives, not merely as an abstract
    • answer given by reincarnation will be followed by new questions
    • earth, if he returns again and again in new incarnations, what is the
    • incarnations.
    • successive incarnations. These incarnations are important because, as
    • although we return in a subsequent incarnation, we have missed
    • possible in the earlier incarnations, for example, of men now living.
    • incarnation for certain numbers of people to come to Spiritual
    • do not understand the significance of reincarnation, nor that
    • incarnation. If they are not learnt, something has been missed
    • and will be lacking in the following incarnations.
    • incarnation.
    • in each of them. In each successive incarnation the soul has
    • incarnation to incarnation; once it was clairvoyant, then later
    • developed steadily but with every succeeding incarnation the
    • and with every new incarnation became more firmly established in this
    • epoch of those incarnations when man's vision was more and more shut off
    • that these designations — Krita Yuga, for example — can also
    • appeared repeatedly on the earth in new incarnations, in the course
    • world of the senses. We realise, too, that with every incarnation our
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    • and again in successive incarnations or embodiments on earth? One may
    • accept the abstract truth of reincarnation, yet such an abstract
    • life. For this reason, the abstract truth of reincarnation acquires
    • successive incarnations of human beings. This will be one of the
    • present incarnation, to absorb anthroposophy into our souls, to bind
    • You have often heard that two successive incarnations of
    • again in a new incarnation.
    • incarnations; it is a case, rather, of every incarnation contributing
    • one incarnation or embodiment in the right way? If we could simply be
    • incarnation, many people could argue, “I have plenty of time
    • make use of each incarnation, each earthly embodiment, in the right
    • incarnations if we now take a small glance backward, with the help of
    • our earlier incarnations our souls possessed entirely different
    • This was preceded by another period, named after its leading nations,
    • teaching of the Rishis, continued to have special designations for
    • those connected with our world — the designation Krita Yuga was
    • which these designations flow.
    • most important tasks in this present incarnation.
    • self-consciousness. “Change the inclination, change the former
    • the approximate date of its termination. We are now approaching a
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    • a time, Christianity had to set aside the teaching of reincarnation.
    • contrast, reincarnation was a fundamental principle of Buddhism.
    • incarnations have gradually penetrated the physical so strongly that
    • spiritually. Buddha's conclusion that one must shun incarnation
    • “Go through incarnation, but imbue yourselves with Christ, and
    • individual incarnation is actually of great importance. In contrast
    • incarnation is worthless, he almost had to overstate this teaching.
    • dependent upon this one incarnation for all the future. Now that such
    • the time has come again to teach reincarnation and karma. We must
    • incarnations began.
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    • our time. We must bear clearly in mind that the designations
    • a truth but to know the importance of it in the explanation of
    • incarnation he must use this masculine brain! The masculine brain is
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture V: The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric
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    • emanations, deeds of the World-I, of the single World-I.
    • this individuality, within His incarnation on earth. This Paul knew.
    • no other way than through physical incarnation. At that time the
    • seen, for there is no second physical incarnation of Christ. Only
    • incarnation to acquire the faculties that one must acquire here, in
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    • emanations, deeds of the World-Ego, ultimately of the one World-Ego.
    • middle of our century. The explanation is that Kali Yuga has run its course
    • Individuality in his earthly incarnation death has no more
    • way than through physical incarnation. Because man's physical
    • alone are to be seen. There can be no second physical incarnation
    • number of human beings living to-day will still be in incarnation at
    • deaf ears to this knowledge must wait until a later incarnation to
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    • appear. But those armed by the above explanations, with a true
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    • denomination but simply through the power of good will.
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    • through the ages, progressing from one incarnation to another. The
    • incarnation of Christ that this possibility arose. All other great
    • second coming, however, must await a new incarnation to be able to
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    • hallucinations; others will be afraid to speak about them, dreading
    • characteristics in one incarnation). What contrast in the macrocosm
    • later incarnation will find these thoughts somewhat consoling.
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    • earth in incarnation after incarnation in the future.
    • the consternation of Joseph, of whom it is said that he was a
    • epoch, from incarnation to incarnation, new things must always be
    • incarnation to incarnation, be told to accept as the proclamation of
    • progressive development from incarnation to incarnation. Christianity
    • re-embodiment of mankind, or reincarnation. When we, in Anthroposophy,
    • teach reincarnation to-day, we are fully conscious, in the light of
    • the Whitsun festival, that reincarnation is a Christian truth which
    • show, by citing single instances, that the thought of reincarnation is
    • little is known in exoteric Christianity of reincarnation. The only
    • about reincarnation, and that is enough for them to say it is Indian
    • of the spiritual world, who is the living teacher of reincarnation
    • to-day. People regard reincarnation, as also the doctrine of karma, as
    • Christ Impulse into connection with the teaching of reincarnation that
    • this teaching we know that it contained the doctrine of reincarnation.
    • reincarnation.
    • a way that man looks back at the incarnations which he has passed
    • through, and forward to the incarnations which he has still to
    • experience. That man passes through many incarnations is an entirely
    • reincarnation, and exoteric Buddhism, which lived and moved in such
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    • has the Ego, gone? Having had an explanation of the state of ecstasy,
    • relationship, but an explanation of the world of the one may be found
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    • should find that these designations were used originally for these
    • three forces; and if the designations are now used in other ways, they
    • presently understand the reason for these designations.
    • in all epochs have chosen corresponding designations for the Great
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 3: The Inner Path Followed by the Mystic. Experience of the Cycle of the Year.
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    • resignation in respect of whatever ordeals he will have to
    • suffering with resignation. This strength must be developed in the
    • outer world of the senses. In that world he perceives an alternation
    • object without illumination. Let us take the eye as representative of
    • qualities of humility and resignation and other feelings too, the
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 4: Faculties of the Human Soul and Their Development
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    • himself to hallucinations. Whoever regards the image as being
    • succumbed to hallucination. Before seership begins it is therefore
    • is bound to see images; but it would be hallucination if what is
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    • conditions belonging to his previous incarnations. This can and does
    • the Osiris and Isis Mysteries to submit to this domination which would
    • elimination of his Ego caused him to see with the spiritual eyes of
    • qualities are not derived from the last incarnation but have been
    • that reincarnation is a truth, for he has actually gone back to his
    • previous incarnation. In spiritual science this process has always
    • personal self-consciousness of this present incarnation, this present
    • his own he cannot attain knowledge of his preceding incarnation. In
    • know the being who in the preceding incarnation was a completely
    • the present incarnation is forgotten, and having utterly given himself
    • last incarnation from the death to the birth. Then he experiences, not
    • the things that were seen externally during that last incarnation, but
    • efforts he made in the bygone incarnation with the object of advancing
    • teacher to his present incarnation. The step from the previous to the
    • present incarnation is taken rapidly and then the pupil finds his
    • with the fruits of a preceding incarnation.
    • the experiences of his preceding incarnation. But that is not enough;
    • penultimate death reaches back to the penultimate incarnation. A
    • single cycle brings him back to the last incarnation only; thereupon
    • penultimate incarnation. This gives rise to the feeling of being a
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    • environment, all sense-perceptions and impressions, are an emanation,
    • designations, the names, which since olden times have been used for
    • understood by applying to it the designations used in connection with
    • (Kürschner, Nationalliteratur, Vol. 35, p. 88). “The
    • (Urbilderwelt). Whatever can arise as true Imagination is a
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 7: The Four Spheres of the Higher Worlds
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    • fact that the choleric man has a stronger inclination to merge with
    • previous incarnations, I see that it is these which have made me what
    • briefly. As human beings we pass from incarnation to incarnation. If
    • in this present incarnation we are melancholic, we can say to
    • ourselves that in another incarnation — either in the past or in
    • the different incarnations. Here we have arrived at the idea that we,
    • manifestation, it is merely the manifestation of one incarnation. The
    • earth, will in another incarnation represent, as a sanguine type, the
    • incarnation a man may have a melancholic temperament, in another a
    • be thought of as designations of offices. If we speak of Spirits of
    • that time and the designation of the office of Buddha.
    • Previously, in his earlier incarnations, this Being was a Bodhisattva
    • and only then, in his incarnation in the sixth century BC., did he
    • incarnation reached a stage from which he no longer needed to descend
    • into incarnation in a body of flesh. [* See Dr. Steiner's
    • the designation, “Buddha” and the Being who held the office
    • course of his incarnations. Just as we only really come to know a man
    • by following him from one incarnation to another instead of taking
    • account merely of his present incarnation, so do we only come to know
    • Imagination. We shall show that the forces which form the organs in
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    • symbol as a true Imagination or interpret it arbitrarily; but he will
    • Both facts are true. And when incarnation is to take place something
    • circumstance that in trying to enter into the realm of Imagination,
    • arrive at a quite different Imagination, yet immediate feeling again
    • confusing to one who is entering the world of Imagination. But the
    • accumulation of toxins may be giving the right explanation as far as
    • is explaining nothing whatever, for a spiritual explanation is
    • genuine mysticism springs from the capacity to have Imaginations, to
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 11: Man and Planetary Evolution
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    • satisfied by current explanations of the great problems of existence
    • the future incarnation of the present Earth). I have explained that
    • the Earth passes through successive incarnations, just as the human
    • being passes from one incarnation to another.
    • even earlier incarnations? This is a quite natural question. In order
    • incarnation of the Earth in which man is found to be prefigured in his
    • even earlier incarnation of the Earth. On the Old Sun, man was in an
    • connection with the first planetary incarnation of our Earth, when
    • itself provides the explanation.
    • provisional termination in his present development.
    • this individuality who passes from one incarnation to another. We can
    • into the future. Man passes on into his following incarnations with
    • back into your earlier incarnations you would find yourself
    • comes to expression in each incarnation in a different form of speech;
    • man does not carry it with him from one incarnation to another. Speech
    • incarnations a man may belong to different peoples and use different
    • Macrocosm makes us men. When in a new incarnation we grow into the
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 1: The Nature and Significance of Karma in the Personal and Individual, and in Humanity, the Earth and the Universe
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    • definition, an explanation of a word; for usually definitions do not
    • find what we have just presented in our explanation of the idea of
    • to find, if the case is not complicated, that the explanation of the
    • lives. But we shall not arrive at an explanation of human life if we
    • about the life of man in his different reincarnations upon earth. The
    • were the result of causes in a previous incarnation — we see a
    • karma of nations and of humanity, so that we are justified in saying
    • the fact that, during the old Moon-existence, certain combinations of
    • present day on our earth by combinations of oxygen and carbon, carbon
    • deadly in them. Cyanide combinations, prussic acid combinations,
    • said that a comet must contain something like cyanide combinations in
    • will intersect each other. And thereby we shall have the explanation
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    • You will find it among other peoples too, especially where a nation
    • reincarnations; then we shall find that the recoil of a cause which we
    • know that in the case of animals we cannot speak of a reincarnation
    • incarnation to incarnation. No other organisation could have become
    • of the individuality which goes on from incarnation to incarnation.
    • combination that the human organisation would have been able to
    • in preceding years, we know that on each of the planetary incarnations
    • place; that is we could descend into bodily incarnations. The
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 3: Karma in Relation to Disease and Health
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    • beckon, and then in came the flies! Surely the explanation which
    • organism that which it brings with it from previous incarnations. We
    • incarnation has thought, felt and acted very egotistically, sees
    • superficial life in one incarnation — expresses itself in the
    • tendency to lying in the next incarnation; and in the third
    • incarnation this tendency to lying manifests itself in incorrectly
    • consecutive incarnations: superficiality and fickleness in the first
    • incarnation, the tendency to lying in the second, and the physical
    • disposition to disease in the third incarnation.
    • reincarnations; therefore that which is in the etheric body is not
    • our moral and intellectual life in one incarnation, and our health or
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 4: The Curability and Incurability of Diseases in Relation to Karma
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    • of self which led him in one incarnation to perform certain actions.
    • feeling of personality; in your next incarnation you must seek for
    • come to you in your next incarnation from your physical body, etheric
    • The effect of this in the next incarnation will not be able fully to
    • incarnation in which he will encounter the greatest opposition to his
    • then so work that in the next incarnation his feeling of self will be
    • opportunity whereby in the next incarnation his threefold organism
    • arouse in him the tendency in his next incarnation to experience some
    • principle, and so it came about that in his first incarnation on earth
    • incarnations on the earth, there is a luciferic influence, and, as a
    • causes of disease, if we do not merely consider the one incarnation,
    • but observe the effect of one incarnation on the next. We see also how
    • the stamp of our errors in our next incarnation.’ But we do this
    • the following incarnation. This is quite a different matter. Indeed,
    • character in a previous incarnation. In this complaint we see
    • you really ought to have. You had to go into this incarnation to gain
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    • strengthening and perfecting his ego in his further incarnation. As a
    • in his next incarnation, or even should a cure be effected in this
    • same incarnation, to a stronger Ego-consciousness or to forces which
    • incarnation.
    • what I have said about a case of measles can lead to an explanation
    • If we now see the karmic thread passing from one incarnation to
    • combination by means of which someone then produced a telescope.
    • consciousness we give quite a different explanation. Especially do we
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 6: The Relationships Between Karma and Accidents
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    • between what we have brought from earlier incarnations and what we
    • musical talent brought over from a previous incarnation will be
    • in the next incarnation. And this tendency leads the person to seek
    • for reincarnation in a particular family which can provide him with
    • incarnation long for a musical ear, will strive to come into this
    • musical ear or a similar gift in a particular incarnation. ‘by
    • case man has drawn to himself something external. Before reincarnation
    • incarnation it became internal, and made its appearance within. Thus,
    • pain, passions, imaginations, and so forth, sink down into the
    • impregnation by the Ego, the earlier connection between the astral
    • Let us suppose that through experiences in a previous incarnation we
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 7: Forces of Nature, Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes and Epidemics in Relation to Karma
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    • taking place during the transition from one incarnation to another,
    • whereby events of earlier incarnations are transformed into causes of
    • we are in that incarnation performing actions to which we are tempted
    • from them, not even in successive incarnations, for we should ever
    • one incarnation and then after death perceive where they had led us.
    • deeds, inclinations, and greeds that brought about the illness.
    • incarnation, and how the beneficent forces add pain to the organic
    • incarnation the inner man gains in strength, if the man is more
    • incarnation in which man is not through his general karma predisposed
    • Ahriman, who will beguile us by illusion upon illusion, hallucination
    • upon hallucination.
    • power of judgement and our faculty for acute discrimination. This is
    • our consciousness, our faculty of discrimination and discernment, and
    • worlds. And if one attempts to give to these people some explanation,
    • voices, and hallucinations cease. They were merely ahrimanic chimera,
    • incarnations?
    • Let us suppose that in one incarnation an ahrimanic influence had been
    • reappears in a new incarnation. Then it will become manifest that some
    • records until we possess the explanations of Spiritual Science. Later
    • give an explanation. For this reason it is of little use to ask for an
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    • inclination seriously to take up anthroposophical studies, or to take
    • the cleverest combinations out of the most trivial happenings:
    • deal with a karmic cause in previous incarnations. The errors which
    • present incarnation but from a preceding one. Let us now try to get an
    • incarnation.
    • in some incarnation we were so tempted by Lucifer, or in other words,
    • incarnation will be implanted in one of the three soul members. Let us
    • Thus in the new incarnation we encounter in the etheric body an effect
    • incarnation. But the rational soul of the next incarnation will again
    • work independently in that incarnation, and it makes a difference
    • If he has committed it in an earlier incarnation, he now carries his
    • in an earlier incarnation which has already been woven into the
    • earlier incarnation, and we can actually demonstrate that the defect
    • contracted an evil in a previous incarnation, and how between death
    • us by Ahriman in the next incarnation, and then it is a question of
    • incarnation by the ordinary means of external reason.
    • He who in a certain incarnation passes through such an experience as
    • completely heal him for his next incarnation; for he can be healed
    • the one incarnation what could otherwise take place only by the
    • circuitous passage from one incarnation to another, namely, through
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  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 9: Karmic Effects Of Our Experiences As Men and Women. Death and Birth In Relationship to Karma
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    • period a need for cleanliness is felt simply because this inclination
    • way for karmic compensation either in this or in another incarnation.
    • explanations cannot explain certain facts. These are the souls who
    • Let us suppose that a woman lives in a certain incarnation. It cannot
    • experiences of one incarnation, and thereby towards the formation of
    • the organism itself in the next incarnation. A deep working into and
    • experiences in one incarnation results in a male organism in the next
    • incarnation. Occult teaching here shows that there is a connection
    • incarnation is the result of the experiences and events of a preceding
    • female incarnation. At the risk of arousing in some of those present
    • special inclination for what is new, especially in the spiritual
    • being on quitting an incarnation in which he has lived but little in
    • penetrate less deeply into the organism in the next incarnation. He
    • incarnation the organism is less impregnated. So comes the inclination
    • to build up a female body in the next incarnation, and it is therefore
    • incarnation will be an organising force for our body in the next. And
    • fact of having man's or woman's experiences in one incarnation, in one
    • way or another determines our external deeds in the next incarnation.
    • organism. Only in rare cases will an incarnation in the same sex be
    • however, that every male organism will in the following incarnation
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    • certain illnesses in one incarnation appear as the karmic consequences
    • of errors made by the soul in former incarnations when it worked at
    • through inner combinations, through the nature of its inner elementary
    • incarnations, entered the luciferic element. Lucifer has woven himself
    • incarnations, that the human organisation is not what it might be. If
    • incarnations. This was formerly not there. Only a human body
    • karma, from incarnation to incarnation, both work to restore the
    • incarnations is just such a disturbed balance, until man, after all
    • his incarnations, shall at last create the final balance which can be
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 11: Individual and Human Karma. Karma of the Higher Beings.
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    • have done, thought and felt in the incarnations preceding our own, and
    • imagine that in the events which happen to a whole nation or to a
    • of the national Greek talent. But for this it was necessary to
    • see further how one nation after another acquires this or that which
    • is new, how something remains out of the separate national
    • nations must die out, so that the treasures each separate nation has
    • of all this? Remember all that each nation experiences in its own
    • development, one nation after another, developing the successive
    • There you have two things necessary to national civilisations, and
    • contribution was made to the collective evolution of the nations.
    • lacking; if Ahriman were not there, he who in nation after nation
    • throw light upon these questions how far inclinations and emotions,
    • in the history of his nation. This part was necessary to the karma of
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    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — First Lecture ]
    • to meet our explanations with a certain amount of good-will; for were
    • is called a ‘homeless man.’ This designation is a
    • nation from which you have sprung; you have no understanding for that
    • a nation? At most it is something that passes as an attribute, a
    • Swiss nation-spirit? He would describe in abstract expressions a few
    • earlier incarnations, so do we look too, upon earlier incarnations of
    • condition. So that we look back to three incarnations of our earth,
    • earlier. If we go still further, back to the first incarnation of our
    • Saturn state, and if we then follow the incarnations of the earth
    • Spirit-Self or Manas? Just as we during the next incarnation of the
    • only during the next incarnation of the earth. If we look still
    • incarnation of the earth. They are doing the work which man will do
    • idea of what are called Nation-spirits, the directing Folk-spirits of
    • the inspirers of the various peoples, we can then say what a nation
    • of the Archangels. The individual members of a nation receive what
    • they as members of that nation are to do and what they are to
    • history of the world peoples work side by side, and how nation
    • succeeds nation, we can then, at all events in an abstract form (and
    • ‘We human beings go from incarnation to incarnation, but we
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    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — First Lecture ]
    • incarnations, so too do we realize that the Earth itself has known
    • earlier incarnations. The Sentient Soul and the Intellectual Soul
    • Saturn. Thus we look back to three incarnations of the Earth and in
    • each of these incarnations we see one of the members which man bears
    • earlier. If we go still further back to the first incarnation of our
    • incarnations of the Earth down to our own time, we have a picture of
    • Spirit Self or Manas? Just as during the next incarnation of the
    • next incarnation of the Earth. If we look still further back to the
    • for the first time in the next incarnation of the Earth. They are
    • inspirers of the nations — we are then able to say what a
    • nation really is. A nation is a homogeneous group of people directed
    • by one of the Archangels. All that the individual members of a nation
    • the history of the world nation succeeds nation, how peoples work
    • pass from incarnation to incarnation; but we know for certain that,
    • member of a nation, he is an integral part of it. It is true that man
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    • which works into the temperaments constitutes the national character of
    • individuals, is only caused by the degree of the mingling. National
    • during his life on earth, his national language. They had to have the
    • us as national feeling, national temperament, and its language, as
    • normal Archangels also, who govern the national feeling and
    • to the nation.
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    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Second Lecture ]
    • depends in fact not only upon the etheric emanations from the soil,
    • in a certain respect, a fusion of the emanations from the soil and
    • physical incarnation, in that which is represented by the
    • area, is born that charm or fascination which a people radiates,
    • national characteristics of an individual are determined by that
    • temperaments are commingled. National temperaments, therefore, vary
    • the secret of how the Folk Spirit or Nation Spirit reveals his
    • National sentiments, national temperament, together with the national
    • Beings. Language, speech and national characteristics, these can be
    • concatenation of outward circumstances is the work of the Archai, the
    • relationship between the normal Archangels who determine national
    • owing to the concatenation of circumstances at the time of the
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    • eine Strömung ist die, die ihn von Inkarnation zu Inkarnation
    • gesehen. in der Zersplitterung der gemeinsamen deutschen Nation in
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    • but the rise and decline of a nation nevertheless seems like
    • incarnation to the next, which is connected with his own concerns,
    • progresses from incarnation to incarnation. But that which he
    • people of his own particular nation is brought about through the
    • Archangels, we can then perceive that within a single nation groups
    • all this. A nation is not a race, the concept of a nation has nothing
    • different nations, races are different communities from nations. We
    • nation, but we speak of a Germanic race. Now what acts in the idea of
    • Powers act therein in combination with those Beings whom we have
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    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Third Lecture ]
    • be an expression of his inner life, but the rise and fall of a nation
    • incarnation occurs, when a people can be found in the full vigour of
    • Then comes the time when he withdraws from the particular national
    • certain respect the Archangel Being, the guiding Spirit of a nation,
    • carries him forward from incarnation to incarnation — it is
    • he progresses from incarnation to incarnation.
    • arise within the nation itself. Under these circumstances the
    • of the one German nation into the many smaller ethnic groups
    • Nations
    • within the national character can thereby find expression.
    • directives to the Archangel of the different nations and these in
    • Spirit of the Age may be fulfilled. In such a case national groups
    • people. You may look in vain for other explanations; you will find
    • no other geographical explanation. The inner reason, on the other
    • Race must not be confused with nation.
    • ideas will be more elastic. A nation is not a race. The concept of
    • nation has nothing to do with that of race. A race may be divided
    • into many different nations; races are different from folk
    • communities. We rightly speak of a German, Dutch or Norwegian nation;
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    • [ Study Guide: Souls of the Nations — Fourth Lecture ]
    • state. Only during the present incarnation of the earth has man
    • the three or four incarnations of our earth, through its incarnation
    • You have here the explanation as to why the race is that which can be
    • national characteristics that again split up the character of the
    • a man lives on earth during a certain incarnation became of
    • a law. As all persons in their different incarnations pass through
    • but which through rejuvenation have become quite different. Thus in
    • intermingling more and more. We see the development of nations
    • arise out of the latter. We see the evolution of the nations
    • tribe, to the Greek nation, to the whole Caucasian Race. If we
    • reasoning, feeling and willing. The folk or nation lies between the
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    • present state. It is only during his present Earth incarnation that
    • three or four incarnations of our Earth — Old Saturn, Old Sun,
    • incarnations, the Spirits of Will or Thrones, the Spirits of Wisdom,
    • where he lives. Because of his premature incarnation — in
    • how, in our own time, the national characteristics prepare in their
    • birth during a particular incarnation was of importance to him.
    • universal law. Since all men in their different incarnations pass
    • been transformed through the forces of rejuvenation. Thus the Persian
    • for the evolution of nations; i.e. nations develop out of races. And
    • the development of nations enters even into the evolution of the
    • Ionian tribe, the Greek nation and the whole Caucasian race. The
    • whose major concern is to prepare man's incarnation on Earth
    • set for the incarnation of a Plato. And because we are aware of the
    • nation occupies an intermediate position between the race and the
    • nations out of races, the intervention of other Spirits of the
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    • von dem Karma und der Reinkarnation. Sie bietet uns ja einen
    • von Karma und Reinkarnation. Deshalb lernen wir erst durch sie
    • geistig Strebende wird durch die Lehre von Karma und Reinkarnation
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    • Reincarnation, when properly understood. It gives us the outlook
    • comprehensive, through these ideas of karma and reincarnation.
    • and Nationality. So that what is being spoken of in this series of
    • objective survey of the character of the peoples, nations and races
    • reincarnation, how every nation, even the smallest, has to contribute
    • ourselves with the character of nations, which as regards time are
    • can comprehend the characters and the missions of nations.
    • looks upon merely as maya, in the action of the chemical combinations
    • through various incarnations before it could become earth, through
    • see that even during the earlier incarnations of our earth these
    • way of working. Each time a new incarnation appeared, such as the
    • connected with a former incarnation of the earth.
    • been no Saturn incarnation of our earth, the will of man on the one
    • three successive incarnations of our earth might be fulfilled and
    • the power of thought. So that the three preceding incarnations of our
    • incarnation of our earth: that they should co-operate in perfect
    • those elements which, in the three earlier incarnations of our earth,
    • whole of evolution throughout all the following incarnations of the
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    • teaching of karma and reincarnation, when rightly understood. This
    • and reincarnation. Only through these teachings therefore do we learn
    • mysterious relations of race and nation. If we rightly understand the
    • national and racial characteristics may, nonetheless, provoke
    • through the teachings of karma and reincarnation how every nation,
    • even the smallest nation, has to contribute its share towards the
    • larger national groups have their part to play in the great harmony
    • the different nations. But this will be nothing more than a general
    • universal space, but now unfold their forces in the emanations
    • this he were to experience an alternation similar to that of light
    • the earlier incarnations of our Earth, these various spiritual Beings
    • different from that of today. With each new incarnation in the
    • incarnation of the Earth. If, for example, we wish to form an
    • other, to the human will. Now if there had been no Saturn incarnation
    • for this knowledge. The after-effects of each Earth incarnation,
    • however, are reflected in the forms of the succeeding incarnations.
    • Thus three successive incarnations of the Earth were necessary in
    • incarnations or planetary epochs of our Earth could be fulfilled and
    • way appropriate to each Earth incarnation.
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    • Erkenntnisstufen, in der Imagination, Inspiration und Intuition ganz
    • späteren Inkarnation und desjenigen großen Führers der
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    • in combination with the normal Spirits of Form, who are centered in
    • determined in this or that direction for the special national
    • the West, in their stages of higher cognition, in imagination,
    • incarnation, and that great leader of humanity whom we describe by
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    • occult explanation for the origin of the Semites. The Semitic people
    • that way to the particular national tendency within the racial
    • stages of higher cognition, in Imagination, Inspiration and
    • Beings, Buddha, Zarathustra or Zarathas in his later incarnation, and that
    • the Saturn character, we must expect to find the combination of the
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    • Volkes. Man könnte daher sagen: Alle anderen Nationen,
    • wir also das Schauspiel einer solchen Resignation, von der wir
    • dahin, eben weil ihr Erzengel eine besondere Resignation
    • wie eine solche Resignation stattfindet, während wir sonst das
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    • other nations, peoples, and Spirits of the Age had an analytic task,
    • Christ-impulse. Hence the Greek nation crumbled away so quickly at
    • practiced a special resignation and had undertaken a special mission.
    • inclination, and according as the various Archangels, the various
    • Folk-souls, have greater or less inclination towards this
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    • Nation Spirit, a Time Spirit whom we must call the Semitic Nation
    • the world. The task of all other nations, peoples and Time Spirits
    • Persons. The task of the other nations was to ‘analyse’
    • products of miscegenation, other Archangels appeared who took over
    • inclination to materialism. According as the various Archangels, the
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    • emerges after having passed through the three earlier incarnations of
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    • I must add something in parenthesis, by way of explanation.
    • It was essentially the task of the European nations to
    • the material scientists of the present day give the same explanation
    • the inclination (coming from within) to deceive himself, to think
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    • way of explanation.
    • of the European nations to determine in some way or other this
    • Light. What is the explanation of this? The explanation is that in
    • explanation. The man might have had a stroke whilst on the roof and
    • influence on the etheric body to which man owes his inner inclination
    • superstitious. From the external point of view the explanation of the
    • explanation, he will find that the Teutonic myth is correct. I am
    • the Incarnation of the Godhead, through whom you too will be able to
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    • nations.
    • Spirit of the Age for Europe. The national temperament which will
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    • priests, the Celts should transmit to other nations instruction
    • the widely diverse racial fragments, national communities and folk
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    • something quite particularly belonging to him; it is the alternation
    • its national character. Hence also you will see why I have said that
    • these looked upon Sabbatai as the physical incarnation of a Messiah.
    • confused, chaotic clairvoyance should arise, and an inclination to
    • elemental nation-forces. But this will to a certain extent be put
    • denominational acknowledgment of the historical Christ upon us, or
    • as being prophetically germinal in the Slav philosophy and national
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    • you can read how miscegenation and contact between different peoples have
    • something peculiarly his own: it symbolizes the alternation of the
    • imagination, as the height of folly. Today materialism has invaded
    • Sabbatai Zevi was regarded as the physical incarnation of a Messiah.
    • clairvoyance, an inclination to value clairvoyance illuminated by
    • in the Slav philosophy and in the national sentiment of the Slavonic
    • really important for the whole of humanity, that the larger nations
    • smallest national fragments have most important contributions to make
    • tolerance. I had to add these words by way of explanation for this
    • somewhat delicate subject might otherwise offend national
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    • character of this inner animation. The combination of these sounds
    • chemical combinations, the organisation of substances such as we can
    • sound, of chemical combination. And from water we can descend lower
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    • incarnation. We know that during the Saturn period the first
    • his soul, because it is his own divine destination.
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    • substances as an organising principle, causing chemical combinations
    • [Wherever possible, the designations for the hierarchies
    • trinity, we usually make use of Christian designations, and speak of
    • examination of the words. For the time being I will make use of a
    • abstract designation of time, but conveys the quality of being.
    • activity was associated what can be described as an alternation of
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    • diejenigen, die in Resignation, damit das Dasein zustande
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    • something like indignation over the backward Beings; or he can make
    • to consider the rhythmic alternation of sleeping and waking. What
    • nothing but destruction. There has to be an alternation, a
    • who in resignation had remained in darkness at the Saturn stage, in
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    • muß, wenn er ein Greis wird in dieser Inkarnation. Dieses
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    • Strader as he will be in his present incarnation when he is old. This
    • discrimination was possible. The ability to discriminate only began
    • “beautiful” or “good.” Wordy explanations
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    • were, by-products of human incarnation. So we ask ourselves where the
    • earth incarnation. But everything which comes finally to
    • imagines, could not even be accepted by superficial ratiocination if
    • beings which became animals descended too soon for human incarnation.
    • the creation the incarnation of man is represented as a descent from
    • egotism, the inclination to be self-absorbed and self-isolated, the
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    • great variety in earthly incarnations. Those of you who are familiar
    • incarnation, a state in which human beings could once more live. From
    • earthly incarnation. If man had remained tied to an earth which had
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    • words! I have impressed upon you that the proper earthly incarnation
    • there for the time being; it came forth later in the incarnation of
    • learnt through a closer examination of the biblical story of creation
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    • eine der nachfolgenden Inkarnationen des Zarathustra ist
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    • illumination is shed upon the nature of the other three
    • inclination for work and without any interest in
    • had neither inclination or sufficient understanding to
    • incarnations Zarathustra was Jesus of Nazareth.)
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    • Inkarnationen. Aber, was gleichsam das astralische Kleid war
    • früheren Inkarnation von Zarathustra überkommen
    • als äußere Imaginationen der Zeitenweisheit,
    • Moses war also in einer früheren Inkarnation Schüler
    • Inkarnation als Zarathas oder Nazarathos, der Lehrer der in die
    • Inkarnation als Zarathas oder Nazarathos. Diese Schicksale
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    • repeat certain things that were said in explanation of
    • incarnations. But his astral ‘raiment’, that
    • imparted to him in an earlier incarnation by Zarathustra,
    • disperse. At a certain point in his new incarnation, this
    • external Imaginations of the wisdom of successive epochs.
    • earlier incarnation, then, Moses had been a pupil of
    • a carnation, but speaking only of features that are
    • ourselves in the Hermes-wisdom, we find illumination on
    • and in his incarnation as Zarathas or Nazarathos he
    • Zarathustra himself, in his incarnation as Zarathas or
    • did not know the source of his illumination. Hence he
    • single designation: ‘I AM THE I AM !’ The
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    • combinations and dissolutions, that is to say, in
    • proceed from the Sun as extremely delicate emanations
    • Earth-existence. Although these emanations ray down from
    • incarnation. This is also made clear by the writer of the
    • body needed by Zarathustra for his incarnation in the
    • the sheath used by Zarathustra by whom the incarnation of
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    • später herbeiführen sollte die Inkarnation des
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    • instrumental in bringing about the incarnation of Christ
    • culmination when that Bodhisattva attained the rank of
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    • Königs Suddhodana seine letzte Inkarnation in einem
    • sagen: Seit seiner Inkarnation als Gautama Buddha war dieses
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    • again descend to incarnation in a physical body. Once
    • Suddhodana passed through his final incarnation in a
    • his incarnation as Gautama Buddha the function of that
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    • eine irdische, physisch-sinnliche Inkarnation eingetreten ist.
    • war von einer physischsinnlichen Erdeninkarnation, da er
    • irdische Inkarnation und bevor er zu dem «irdischen
    • irdische Inkarnation gestiegen ist. Wir haben also im
    • gemacht hat für diese Inkarnation. Wir wissen, daß er
    • interessiert uns dann die Inkarnation des Zarathustra im 6.
    • nächste Inkarnation ihres großen Lehrers und
    • Inkarnation des Zarathustra bereitet war, da machten sich die
    • nach jenem Orte, wo die Wiederinkarnation des Zarathustra
    • Zarathustra zu seiner nächsten Inkarnation anschickte.
    • Dieses Geheimnis von der künftigen Inkarnation des
    • kommen und von Zarathustra in der neuen Inkarnation
    • der Mensch noch nicht in eine irdische Inkarnation
    • geeignet für das, was die Menschen durch die Inkarnationen
    • nicht in einer irdischen Inkarnation war. Diese beiden Dinge
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    • for the first time into a physical incarnation. The
    • descended into physical incarnation on the Earth, while
    • entered earthly incarnation and became the ‘earthly
    • first descended into earthly incarnation. In St. Luke's
    • later incarnation. He was, as we know, the inaugurator of
    • to us is his incarnation as Zarathas or Nazarathos in
    • incarnation, for they knew that after six hundred years
    • for the new incarnation of Zarathustra, the three envoys,
    • them as a Star to thc place where his new incarnation was
    • of the coming incarnation of Zarathustra, of Zarathas or
    • incarnation in Hebrew blood, and the sect of the Essenes,
    • culmination and into these bodies Zarathustra was to
    • descend in the new incarnation. But when the development
    • explanation of the story of the 12-year-old Jesus in the
    • Nathan line be capable of this? The explanation is that
    • man had not yet entered into earthly incarnation, when he
    • by men in thc course of incarnations through the
    • from an age before man's earthly incarnations began.
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    • Buddha-Inkarnation auf der Erde gelebt hat, war es noch nicht
    • durchmachte, nicht auf diese eine Inkarnation in diesem
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    • in the incarnation in which he attained Buddhahood, this
    • principle of reincarnation will be able to answer the
    • incarnations among different peoples and could experience
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    • in meiner Inkarnation schlecht gemacht habe an meinem
    • während einer Inkarnation, sondern durch viele
    • Inkarnationen, und auch da nur zum Teil, sich aneignet.
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    • combination of sounds would have conveyed the meaning of
    • done to my astral body during my incarnation. But I have
    • soul, gained wonly in the course of many incarnations.
    • the ten Sephirot, e.g. potencies, emanations,
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    • had failed in his examination and afterwards said to his
    • examination said: Have I not studied medicine with toil
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    • Imaginationen lebt. Diejenigen, die um den Christus Jesus
    • Imaginationen gab, daß es die nächsthöhere Stufe
    • Imaginationen herauslöste, Erkenntnisse, die in einer
    • seine weitere Zukunft in den folgenden Inkarnationen in
    • es in einer neuen Inkarnation auftreten wird. Und würde
    • Inkarnationen sich die Kräfte dieser Ichheit nachfolgend
    • Paulus. Und indem die Menschen von Inkarnation zu Inkarnation
    • Inkarnation zu Inkarnation leben und nach und
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    • use of names or designations in olden times. They were
    • and designations in an age when men still felt that they
    • consisting of true Imaginations. Those who were around
    • Himself chosen and guided, was different. Imaginations
    • Imaginations were awakened in their souls and insight
    • designation, astral’ body. Through this form of
    • incarnations. In each and all of you lie the rudiments of
    • different form when it appears again in a new incarnation
    • acquire in the course of successive incarnations the
    • incarnation to incarnation during the rest of earthly
    • incarnation to incarnation, and — as far as the
    • the surest possible sign that he is not an incarnation of
    • reincarnation of the greatest possible significance might
    • reincarnation of Christ, we can study in all detail the
    • incarnation. In Christian countries such occurrences are
    • religious denominations. We are not afraid to speak in a
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    • umsonst Inkarnation nach Inkarnation durch. So haben wir
    • in der nachatlantischen Zeit nicht umsonst Inkarnationen
    • Inkarnationen machen wir durch als die große
    • Lebensschule, damit wir in jeder dieser Inkarnationen aus
    • vorführt die Imagination, das lebendige Bild dessen, was
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    • the post-Atlantean era we have passed through incarnation
    • after incarnation in the ancient Indian, the ancient
    • words alone but is presenting to them the Imagination,
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    • Inkarnationen nicht kümmern um diese Glieder, sie nicht
    • Christus auch bei den anderen Nationen finden, aber man
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    • humility and resignation to God's will which have here
    • incarnations they make no efforts to develop these
    • are based on numbers shed profound illumination upon the
    • ‘Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing
    • found by other nations, but He Himself must be the source
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    • Christ-problem did not consist merely in giving explanations of the
    • introduced better than by a careful explanation of the mission of
    • the present day. Advance in knowledge brings illumination to us
    • world, than those have whose karma in this incarnation makes it
    • spiritual world in any particular incarnation. Whatever we have
    • many and varied incarnations an earth.
    • himself through spiritual illumination. What he gains is only as one
    • perhaps mention my own share which reached its culmination in the
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    • destination of what lies harboured in our soul as our bodily
    • the present incarnation to look into the spiritual world
    • higher qualities through a number of incarnations on the
    • gain nothing for himself by spiritual illumination. What he
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    • world. When will this take place? When does spiritual illumination
    • in different nations and at different epochs. One thing only is the
    • same in every nation in all parts of the earth and in every human
    • constructed of this in our present incarnation must be sought in some
    • reincarnation and human immortality so as to have something for life,
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    • greatly in different nations and in different periods. Only
    • one thing remains the same in all nations, in all regions and
    • way in the present incarnation we must look to earlier
    • incarnations. This organ was formed then and we confront new
    • are people who have been told about reincarnation and the
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    • incarnations, and will pass through all the later ages in later ones.
    • In each incarnation we receive what the age in question has to give.
    • in our Atlantean incarnations, when the state of consciousness was
    • with the task of beginning in our present incarnation to gather more
    • conquer death and carry on to a new incarnation that which gradually
    • it brings to completion in a succeeding incarnation. Thus we see the
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    • incarnation we receive what that particular epoch can give
    • incarnations there were very different states of
    • acquired in later incarnations during the post-Atlantean
    • in an attempt to give a purely materialistic explanation of
    • our present incarnation we are faced with the task of
    • into a new incarnation what begins to decay after the
    • later incarnation. As the body withers the spirit gradually
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    • spiritual illumination was called “the path of
    • soul in bodily incarnation. The “messenger” spoken of by
    • divination of what it is that is here presented to us. We must
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    • appears only when there is a certain combination of rain and
    • combination of rain and sunshine is the reality.
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    • has no real inclination. If one is to understand the Mark Gospel and
    • being, however, when he sought illumination about the world, employed
    • yet forceful enough to get, from its side, any illumination from the
    • incarnation, and employed the corporality, and also the soul-nature of
    • meant by such designations. One did not give names as one does today,
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    • superficial modern thought has no inclination to concern
    • in that incarnation, using his bodily nature and also his
    • under their domination and he obeyed them, but as his
    • particular combination of rain and sun produces a rainbow, so
    • Beings, he sees the emanations of his untamed fantasies. This
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    • world-evolution. Consequently we have grotesque explanations
    • as incarnation followed incarnation, realised that this
    • certain memories to arise in him. In a previous incarnation
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    • doctrine of reincarnation to be reconciled with the
    • nothing to fear from the doctrine of reincarnation. It used
    • passed from incarnation to incarnation and how the Luciferic
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    • the combination, the result, within our mineral world of organic
    • development through succeeding incarnations. In spite of having risen
    • incarnations on earth man has been in a position to injure his astral
    • only in the course of repeated incarnations that the faults he
    • neither is infection. In the course of his incarnations he has only
    • connected with his former incarnations, so that the moment he dips
    • incarnations. Man can therefore find the way to his former
    • incarnation by sinking down into his own being. If this plunging down
    • was the case with Buddha, the insight into other incarnations goes
    • as to the attainment of illumination” — that is when he
    • former incarnations when he was a Bodhisattva he must have already
    • risen through many stages. Through illumination — that which is
    • nation. This individuality is not always in entire harmony with its
    • only see what we take there through our own fanciful imaginations,
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    • of evolution in our successive incarnations, we have steadily
    • course of his incarnations on the Earth, man has been able to
    • repeated incarnations that the faults for which he is
    • the soul. In the course of his incarnations man has become
    • incarnations becomes manifest. By sinking into the depths of
    • his own being, a man finds the way to his incarnations in the
    • vision of the incarnations extends farther and farther.
    • of his incarnations. And when he can go far enough back into
    • the stage of Illumination — that is to say, when he could
    • incarnation to incarnation, and could see its true
    • Bodhisattva in his earlier incarnations he must already have
    • risen through many stages. Through the illumination known as
    • the flesh, who can only send his illumination into and work
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    • whole nations or groups of peoples.
    • event is described in the Bible as a sudden illumination, yet those
    • incarnations. He became man, as this was understood in Lemurian and
    • pass through many incarnations, only then to rise again to what he
    • is enriched with the results of his incarnations. These are results
    • yourselves a man entering into his first incarnation: in it he learns
    • certain things; he learns more in the second incarnation, and so on
    • through all his subsequent incarnations. The course of these is a
    • one re-incarnation, two parts of his development are presented which
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    • illumination can come at any moment to one who is striving to
    • flesh during successive incarnations. He became man in the
    • incarnations in order to re-ascend into the state that was
    • content of his incarnations — a content that was not
    • first incarnation: there he learns certain things. In his
    • second incarnation he learns more; and so on through all the
    • incarnations. Their course, to begin with, is one of descent:
    • incarnation. In various ways I have already called attention
    • psychologists pick holes in this explanation but the truth is
    • the content and implications of the words and designations
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    • mind will at first be at a loss for an explanation. He will
    • present incarnation back to his birth is unrolled before him
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    • materialistic arrangements and combinations; he is a materialist as
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    • generally speaking, lacks any such inclination, who acts only
    • incarnation.
    • at the poetic imagination that was already apparent in the
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    • remark here in accordance with the inclination of to-day: —
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    • reincarnation and Karma. These must be accepted. But one fact must be
    • understanding of reincarnation and karma, but being incapable of
    • strange concatenation of circumstances it has come to pass that a
    • of thought, such as those of reincarnation and karma, and all that
    • immediate forefathers. The idea of rein-carnation and karma will
    • scientific examination, this is how things are found to be! The
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    • elimination. In this case everything connected with
    • which the Greek wave reaches its culmination; this brings us
    • reached its culmination during the Renaissance, the influx of
    • of Reincarnation and Karma. But there is something else that
    • illumination on the nature of Christ would be no more
    • promote understanding of Reincarnation and Karma but cannot
    • a curious concatenation of circumstances a Buddha-like figure
    • particularly on the subject of Reincarnation and Karma, as
    • Reincarnation and Karma alone that will make it possible for
    • will be an incarnation of the Christ Being in the flesh, we
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    • the horse; on this he rides forward from incarnation to incarnation.
    • individuality passes from incarnation to incarnation, but that by
    • incarnation to incarnation look out on the world, and are confronted
    • to purify and develop it further in each incarnation.
    • incarnation in the nineteenth century. If we allow those forms to
    • contemporaries — he found resignation in saying: —
    • spiritual illumination, I must learn the secrets of existence
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    • rides from one incarnation to another. In the times of which
    • to death. Our individuality passes from incarnation to
    • incarnation; but according to the Italian folk-legend, Ird,
    • incarnation to incarnation, looks out upon the world and
    • each succeeding incarnation.
    • — could only say with resignation that all this lay in the
    • illumination of the riddles of existence. It depends upon
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    • ourselves from incarnation to incarnation, we shall become a
    • in whom — in their single incarnations—the
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    • Several of you have also heard the explanations
    • preceding incarnations, periods of time through which we have passed
    • or less greater inclination toward poetry or toward a matter-of-fact
    • allegories to him ... It is not proper to repeat the explanations
    • incarnations, they were certainly not able to take up this form of
    • combination and separation of elements. The one difference is that
    • mention his name. If we study the reincarnation of Empedocles in a
    • that all the explanations of earlier times in this connection are
    • reason, to rely upon their intellect. They have this inclination. But
    • during the following incarnations he will have within him something
    • previous incarnation he was now able to grasp clearly through the
    • into an earlier incarnation and they will distinguish exactly the
    • incarnations before and after Christ. What may be felt to-day
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    • writing. That would have been considered a profanation. And during the
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    • agricultural workers, while their feelings and inclinations
    • incarnation of the Being who was afterwards able to receive
    • on end to practising rhythm and intonation, and were wholly
    • rhythm, intonation and gesture the whole man became
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    • for example about the reincarnations of the great leader of the ancient
    • that he may be called a young soul, who has had few incarnations and
    • who has lived through far, far fewer incarnations than other souls who
    • a young soul who descended late to earthly incarnation. If you read
    • by a certain Celtic occult training undergone in earlier incarnations.
    • transformed into personal experiences in this new incarnation. At the
    • of the Orphic Mysteries was still too powerful to enable any Illumination
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    • idea of reincarnation.” In the last sentences of
    • their new incarnations, so that behind physical happenings there is
    • hit upon ideas as confused as that of reincarnation, and that these
    • was a personality who had many incarnations behind him and may therefore
    • and to appear in ever new incarnations. Thus there are souls who came
    • The souls who came down early have therefore more incarnations behind
    • which mainly brings younger souls to incarnation. The characteristic
    • not in the least expect it, the preceding incarnation was in an uncivilised
    • any great number of men to look back into their earlier incarnations.
    • earth could look back into their earlier incarnations, into the course
    • his own earlier incarnations. This would certainly have been beyond
    • have been influenced by this vision of his past incarnations.
    • his soul had lived through in earlier incarnations? At first it all
    • had been in these earlier incarnations; he did not, as it were, recognise
    • into his previous incarnations. In most cases things would be different
    • evidence when there is talk of some person or other being an incarnation
    • a whole series of great names in history as those of his former incarnations
    • at that time, begins to look back on his successive incarnations, may
    • back to incarnations when he was still involved in all kinds of conditions
    • But when he looked back there was much in his earlier incarnations that
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    • succession of incarnations as determined by the individual character
    • of spiritual forces from the higher Hierarchies. Reincarnation is by
    • being appears over and over again in new incarnations; it is also true
    • except the causal connections between one incarnation and the next,
    • or between the earlier and the later incarnations of the human being
    • perpetually in human life, in every incarnation, to a greater or less
    • purely individual karma is modified through the successive incarnations,
    • particular incarnation there expressed was preceded and will be followed
    • the form of an Apollo or a Zeus only one out of many incarnations is
    • in the successive incarnations of human beings influences from the spiritual
    • called upon in a subsequent incarnation to take the opposite path: to
    • the successive incarnations of particular individualities.
    • to reiterating the old, ever-present fact of Reincarnation and Karma
    • reincarnation: that kind of rebirth, mysterious and still incomprehensible
    • reincarnation with a grand and divine object for the few. Those great
    • nothing should simply be repeated without thorough examination. It is
    • to the physical plane. Thus we can show how Eabani, in the incarnation
    • elimination of every trace of egoism in the impulses of the soul. In
    • he appeared again in the incarnation lying between his lives as Eabani
    • like a memory of earlier incarnations. He was able to define the essence
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    • Hence we saw how the vision into earlier incarnations which had been
    • back into earlier incarnations, he was not really sure of his bearings.
    • be designated only by a definite combination of sounds. As little as
    • combination of sounds, because the immediate spiritual feeling for sounds
    • by, there is much to be found that sheds great illumination on the occult
    • of everything that in countless incarnations had been acquired by men
    • for bringing about different combinations and dissolutions of substances.
    • underlying the combinations and dissolutions of substances. And what
    • so to say, a reincarnation of Julian the Apostate. Thus strangely and
    • paradoxically does the law of reincarnation take effect when the karmic
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    • through two incarnations allows us to discern something of the mysterious
    • over from one incarnation into another; but that what spiritual Beings
    • course of reincarnation as a modifying factor.
    • in an earlier incarnation he was able to bring to light an untold fund
    • quick reincarnation — as Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
    • to accomplish this or that task in their next incarnations. —
    • small area, are scattered abroad in their next incarnations, and make
    • undertake certain tasks in later incarnations.
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    • sequence of incarnations.
    • the individual karma of this entelechy is related to the outer incarnation.
    • It is required of the outer incarnation that the power of an age shall
    • course of human development, when we perceive this enigmatic alternation
    • (Mark well, I am not speaking of a reincarnation here; it is
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    • happens to one or another of them in the course of his incarnations.
    • incarnations acquires its significance from the fact that while he is
    • passing through his individual evolution from one incarnation to
    • these members, so that at each new incarnation the human being finds
    • an entirely new combination of them. New experiences come to him ever
    • a kind of natural inspiration and imagination, an ancient
    • human being brings with him from his former incarnations are most
    • organisation in such a way that it is suitable for the incarnation.
    • found in connection with reincarnation and karma. Only it will be
    • base upon reincarnation and karma) “derives from the infinities
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    • teachings of karma and reincarnation as well as the rest of the striving for
    • originate in their own inclination toward objective knowledge. The
    • beings would stand there in their last incarnation on earth and not have
    • sequence of incarnations human souls take up the Christ into their
    • So when people come and tell us that reincarnation and karma lay the
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    • has been that in each successive incarnation he sank more deeply into the
    • the incarnations. The farther we go back towards the Atlantean epoch,
    • the idea of karma we are speaking of the reincarnation of the ego in
    • Original Sin. Karma flows through the incarnations and before and
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    • incarnations began.
    • of purity, unsullied by the effects of physical incarnation; and the
    • incarnation on earth.
    • already befallen human souls through the many incarnations since the
    • human soul as it was before these earthly incarnations began.
    • began to pass through their incarnations on the earth. This soul
    • passed through incarnations which have been under the influence of the
    • Imaginations which can come before the soul during the Thirteen Days
    • for the revelation of that Imagination which may be called the Christ
    • Imagination and which makes us aware that by gaining the victory over
    • the incarnations affected by Lucifer's influence. The soul of the seer
    • that man must undergo because of his alienation from the Christ
    • Nights are crowned on the 6th of January by the Christ Imagination.
    • through his life in the incarnations from Adam and Eve to the Mystery
    • human being must experience through the incarnations from the earth's
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • reached its culmination in Shakespeare, is a current of spiritual
    • speak, quite regardless of our own inclinations, regardless of what
    • necessities of existence. However great our personal inclination for
    • he himself felt to be the culmination of his art. When he wrote his
    • material impersonations; that some figures must stand out in the
    • illumination of the footlights, while others have rather to be
    • illumination with what is suggested in the intimacy of the spoken
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • must become ever higher, and that it would mean stagnation if in our
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • the explanations of the physicist, for the physics of the future will
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • the human physical body. Thus they could not descend into incarnation
    • that that incarnation took place once for all, that there had been no
    • previous incarnation, and that there will be no other like it. What
    • would attach itself. There would then have to be other incarnations
    • one is justified in associating any incarnation in a body of flesh
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • know of one nation which had developed to a very high degree a
    • I then said about the Elohim, about the culmination of the Elohim in
    • that every member of the Hebrew nation was under the divine guidance
    • the domination of a hierarchy which is seeking to lay hold of the
    • Heroes we have the later incarnations of backward Angels from the
    • gods we have beings who underwent their fleshly incarnation in
    • human incarnation in Atlantis. We must be clear about this if we wish
    • work in the analysis and combination of substances, and then think of
    • incarnation, he returns again to ordinary consciousness. In that
    • incarnation passes through his soul; it is not just drily recorded
    • that he had seen one of his earlier incarnations, but if you follow
    • incarnations. It would be a great mistake to overlook a single word
    • Moon evolution, for they had finished with what earthly incarnation
    • could give them in their Atlantean incarnations. Yet if we are
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • this saga. It was brought about through the machinations of Hera that
    • something coming about as the result of a combination of both. The
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • the case as regards the incarnation of human and other beings.
    • Sometimes a later incarnation, although more advanced, may from the
    • Rosicrucian Mystery Play, in the incarnation of the monk in the
    • contemplates two successive incarnations, or at any rate incarnations
    • incarnation was none other than Socrates. Socrates is the
    • reincarnation of old Silenus, he is the reincarnated teacher of
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • into his previous incarnation, how he has been allowed to know what
    • one. When we look back into our former incarnation, when we see how
    • to make good in your present incarnation the debt which you have
    • incarnation.’ But courage to admit freely and frankly,
    • have passed through a number of incarnations without knowing anything
    • could describe it as the culmination of a long process. The upper
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
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    • due to the incarnation of Christ at the time of the Greek culture.
    • In this way he shows that he is seeking for an explanation of the
    • explanation, an answer to the enigma, an answer to what is marvellous
    • world to perceive that each kind of explanation is justified in its
    • is fantasy and our own science a definitive explanation of the
    • explanation of the world, an explanation which is generally called
    • science, one has to say that it is just this explanation of the
    • incarnations what he has developed in this way has united with what
    • explanation of the facts always constitutes a stumbling-block. It is
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    • palaeontologists there is an inclination to restrict their
    • in physics and chemistry the utmost resignation prevails with
    • makes itself felt, a kind of resignation sets in. In
    • philosophy also we find the same resignation. You are
    • spiritual explanation. Were it possible for ordinary science
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    • has passed through a series of incarnations. It is not for nothing
    • need to undergo further incarnations. When such a being, a
    • time the world will experience the Maitreya Buddha incarnation, which
    • will be the last incarnation of Jeshu ben Pandira. This Bodhisattva,
    • our century in his reincarnation in the flesh — but not as Buddha
    • Genuine occultists recognise the incarnations of the Bodhisattva, the
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    • their present incarnation. How many people there are today, especially
    • of reincarnation. To begin with we take it on trust, this truth
    • something different with us into our following incarnations, in our
    • And this happens with some people in this incarnation and with others
    • Bodhisattva must become a Buddha in his final incarnation. What does
    • incarnations enabled him henceforth to send his influence into our
    • physical incarnation from the event of the baptism by John until
    • Pandira, one of the incarnations of the Bodhisattva who succeeded
    • The Bodhisattva incarnations, which are those of the future Maitreya
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    • of the great truth of reincarnation, of repeated earthly lives, and we must
    • reborn on the Earth. In incarnations immediately following the
    • incarnations. To-day, in our intellectual age, intellectuality and
    • future incarnations through inner development of the soul the
    • present incarnations. How is it that in our phase of evolution a
    • incarnations man has descended more and more deeply into the physical
    • an impersonal character. In the future incarnations of men, as Christ
    • the rank of Buddha during a physical incarnation and it is then
    • incarnation.
    • distinguish between the Jeshu ben Pandira-incarnation of the
    • Gautama Buddha, and the incarnation at the beginning of our era of
    • incarnation. The Christ-Individuality was on the Earth in the body of
    • passes over to the next incarnation. It is exactly the same with the
    • Christ-Individuality had taken possession. All the incarnations
    • In none of the incarnations
    • incarnation of the Messiah, of Christ. His name was Sabbati Zewi and
    • in our time there is a rooted disinclination to recognise genius in human
    • intelligent examination. The Bodhisattva of the 20th century will not
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    • in incarnation and when he is not incarnated in a physical body; he
    • incarnation now.
    • to their earlier incarnations.
    • incarnations that followed he prepared himself for his mission through
    • world. He was a very delicate child in that incarnation of the
    • the thirteenth had revealed to them, in imaginations — for it
    • fourteenth century, roughly in the middle. In this incarnation he
    • a secluded way as in his previous incarnation. When he was
    • as the fruits of what took place in the previous incarnation. All the
    • the new incarnation, the individuality in the fourteenth century.
    • in the circle of the twelve. He was named thus from this incarnation
    • not in incarnation.
    • The Count of Saint Germain was the exoteric reincarnation of Christian
    • through the idea of reincarnation. His
    • wrote from a psychological point of view in favour of reincarnation.
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    • again in the fourteenth century, in an incarnation lasting more than a
    • incarnation he would be born with a predisposition for illness in the
    • the next incarnation with a predisposition for health. The process of
    • Buddha already in incarnation. Proper devotion to rosicrucian
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    • a slight inclination towards moral principles the rays streaming into
    • incarnations was that of Jeshu ben Pandira, who lived a hundred years
    • moment arrives, they must wait until their next incarnation, for such
    • — the realm of the Harmony of the Spheres. In the combination of
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    • man who has only a slight inclination toward moral principles the
    • incarnations was that of Jeshu ben Pandira, who lived a hundred years
    • incarnation, because such understanding cannot be acquired between
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    • the next incarnation, so that it comes to expression in our karma.
    • anyone shall then wish to sit an examination for admission to some
    • sufficient emotion; otherwise he will fail in the examination. Even
    • able to pass the examination if he does not have the right sentiments.
    • incarnation, when they may then devote themselves to spiritual
    • spirit in the preceding incarnation will understand what they behold.
    • incarnations — and then he became a Buddha. But the situation is
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    • order of the examinations for teachers was once altered, and for this
    • reason all the school teachers had to sit the examinations again. The
    • this case, we are led back into the preceding incarnation, when the
    • But we do not have to wait till the next incarnation for the results
    • this stage. It gives a far truer discrimination between truth and
    • although many incarnations will be needed for the future Buddha, yet
    • he devotes himself during his incarnations primarily to giving
    • Buddha. But he experiences such a revolution in his incarnations quite
    • those who are initiated know that he manifests in every incarnation
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    • incarnation of this new Bodhisattva. Jesus of Nazareth is an
    • the incarnations of the Bodhisattva is that in his youth he cannot be
    • Impulse was made manifest in the incarnation of Christ in a human,
    • as a child. Meanwhile, through a number of incarnations, this
    • within him as the fruit of many incarnations came to expression, too,
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    • arising from these facts. On closer examination we find incomplete
    • inclination of the scientists themselves, only they are not conscious
    • human incarnations during the various cultural epochs.
    • physical incarnation. In the present age of the intellect He can
    • was an incarnation of this new Bodhisattva. Jesus of Nazareth is an
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    • impulse was manifested in the incarnation of Christ in a human,
    • a child. Meanwhile, through a number of incarnations, this
    • within him as the fruit of many incarnations came to expression, too,
    • the incarnations of the Bodhisattva is that in his youth he cannot be
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    • their evolution will look upon it merely as imagination run wild or as
    • the further we advance into the future, whether in this incarnation
    • present incarnation, will have to wait until their next before gaining
    • incarnation ends at death, these men in their essential being remain
    • without distinction of race, nation, or family. In the sixth
    • pass through an incarnation without the living warmth that love alone
    • all-embracing laws of karma and reincarnation, it gives us something
    • incarnations. Men would gradually become a race with bodies wrinkled
    • briefly, in future incarnations a condition of dying away, of
    • from the laws of karma and reincarnation. Already there is a tendency
    • striven to permeate with thought our explanation of the Gospels. For
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    • back as far as is usually imagined. Only a few incarnations ago, men
    • on their previous incarnations. Because of the undeveloped state of
    • incarnations. But now we have come to the point when man has developed
    • necessary in our coming incarnations to remember those that have gone
    • earlier incarnations of my own.
    • already arising which will enable them, in their next incarnations, to
    • become familiar with the idea of reincarnation this looking back will
    • on the way to making a torment of life in future incarnations. In
    • incarnations of the characters portrayed — incarnations of only a
    • wide-spread. But, in our age, the law of reincarnation is such that
    • preparing a life of torment for future incarnations on earth. That is
    • see friends and acquaintances they care for showing no inclination
    • men's coming incarnations. All is not yet lost.
    • next incarnation” If everyone were to say that, when gradually
    • the next incarnations come, there would be too few opportunities for
    • reckoning-up of his previous incarnation, has become particularly
    • intelligent without being moral, will in his new incarnation possess
    • intelligence and morality in future incarnations he will be obliged,
    • as a consequence of universal cosmic law, to enter his new incarnation
    • inearnations ever greater powers as teacher of the greatest of all
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    • have gone through various incarnations in these successive cultural epochs
    • it with them from the earlier into the later incarnations, and then
    • cultural epochs, in one or, in most cases, in several incarnations.
    • explanation of these words of Christ, and that we shall only gradually
    • reincarnations of the Christ on our earth, one can bring forward this
    • one basic impulse. And anyone who admits several incarnations of the
    • several incarnations, would no longer be Christ. That is a fact which
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    • once. What is the purpose of these reincarnations? Why must the human
    • to avow his belief in the idea of reincarnation. Lessing thought to
    • purpose in the fact that we pass through different incarnations, and
    • incarnation at that time lived through an experience which has not
    • are now again in incarnation.
    • for the ideas of karma, reincarnation and the like — this impulse
    • lives. Naturally, this essay does not speak of reincarnation in the
    • reincarnation and karma was never entirely broken. Moreover the early
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    • more than once. What is the purpose of these reincarnations? Why must
    • to avow his belief in the idea of reincarnation.
    • different incarnations, and the purpose is that in each of them the
    • in incarnation at that time lived through an experience which had not
    • are now again in incarnation.
    • for the ideas of karma, reincarnation and the like — this impulse
    • this essay does not speak of reincarnation in the way as Spiritual Science
    • The thread of belief in reincarnation and karma was never entirely
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    • been frivolous and superficial in the present incarnation and is
    • justice in it. Further examination of life will reveal blows of fate
    • explanation whatever. These two categories of experiences are to be
    • of the successive incarnations of the human being. What is it that
    • the present incarnation. This, after all, is quite obvious when we
    • differ in every incarnation. We no more bring language with us at the
    • beginning of a new incarnation than we bring thoughts and ideas. The
    • incarnation. Hebbel once wrote something very remarkable in his diary.
    • incarnation to another and takes practically nothing of it with him
    • from one incarnation to another?
    • incarnations. In this way we begin to realise how we are rooted in the
    • with us, from our previous incarnation, the will for the chance events
    • naturally regard all these things as hallucinations, just as it
    • hallucination. The logical conclusion to be drawn from this is that
    • the whole of Christianity is based upon an hallucination, therefore
    • Anthroposophy, is to bring to the world the rejuvenation of which it
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    • thoughtless in the present incarnation and is subsequently struck by a
    • for there seems no explanation for them whatever. These two categories
    • And now let us consider the question of the successive incarnations of
    • bound up with the present incarnation. This, after all, is obvious
    • differ in every incarnation. We no more bring language with us at the
    • beginning of a new incarnation than we bring thoughts and ideas. The
    • incarnation. Hebbel
    • incarnation to another, and he takes practically nothing of it with
    • when we ask ourselves what actually passes on from one incarnation to
    • our earlier incarnations. In this way we begin to realise that we are
    • have brought with us, from our previous incarnation, the will for the
    • things as hallucinations, just as it regards the experience of Paul at
    • Damascus as having been an hallucination. The logical conclusion to be
    • hallucination, therefore upon error. For theologians are perfectly
    • Anthroposophy: to bring to the world the rejuvenation which it needs.
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    • reincarnation, karma and so on?”
    • have brought over from previous incarnations. Since we have these
    • precede this climax were brought with us into this incarnation. They were,
    • have worked over. They will be taken along into the next incarnation. This
    • the period of early childhood in one of our previous incarnations. It is an
    • previous incarnations around our thirtieth year. These people frequently
    • appear as our parents, sisters or brothers in the present incarnation.
    • could not carry the ideas of his mind into a new incarnation. We carry with
    • incarnations, no matter how many we have to live through. Our wealth of
    • the various incarnations of the earth and the world picture described by
    • Saturn and all its secrets, of the Moon and Earth evolution, of reincarnation
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    • laws of reincarnation, karma and so forth? ... Many people may think
    • must be put aside; there must be scrupulous self-examination as to
    • from earlier incarnations. And because of these imperfections, a wiser
    • course of incarnations, man has made of the world which in the
    • we have brought with us into the present incarnation. This process has
    • carry it with us into the next incarnation. This is something we take
    • earlier incarnation, a man was together at the beginning of his life,
    • rule, are persons with whom in a previous incarnation we formed some
    • sisters in the present incarnation. Curious as this may seem, let us
    • meet those human beings with whom in a previous incarnation we were
    • possibly, have had something to do with us in an earlier incarnation.
    • They may, in that earlier incarnation, have played a part in
    • his ideas directly with him into a later incarnation. What we carry
    • that same incarnation. Yes, but if this is so, we shall have to say to
    • incarnations we pass through, the ideas that arise in us are always
    • dependent upon the one incarnation as apart from the others. Whatever
    • different incarnations of the Earth and the like. Just as we inquire
    • the Earth, of Reincarnation and Karma, of Devachan, Kamaloca and so
    • Self-Knowledge, true Theosophy! From Theosophy we receive illumination
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    • with the more intimate, intangible laws of reincarnation, karma and so
    • self-examination to find whether or not such questions are tainted by
    • earlier incarnations. And because of these imperfections a wiser being
    • must recognise what, in the course of incarnations, man has made of
    • into the present incarnation. This process has been going on since
    • the next incarnation. This is something we take into the spiritual
    • incarnation or in a still earlier one. The fact has emerged that in
    • about thirty or so in a previous incarnation; in very many cases it is
    • present incarnation. Curious as this may seem, just let us try to see
    • period of life in a previous incarnation; further, that in the middle
    • possibly, have had something to do with us in an earlier incarnation.
    • They may, in that earlier incarnation, have played a part in
    • take his ideas straight with him into his next incarnation. What we
    • ourselves that it depends upon our karma. However many incarnations we
    • incarnation as distinct from the others. Whatever wisdom may be living
    • nationality and family. In the last resort all our thoughts and ideas
    • other than what we are told about the different incarnations of the
    • and Earth evolution, of reincarnation and karma, of Devachan and
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    • shall gradually succeed in creating a kind of being in imagination
    • have had something to do with the things thus built up in imagination.
    • incarnations. The soul seems to feel: I myself was there and prepared
    • of previous incarnations. For just think what mental effort is
    • effort is required. Experiences which occurred in earlier incarnations
    • purpose. And that is a kind of remembrance of an earlier incarnation!
    • incarnations matter, since we do not remember them? The right attitude
    • Now besides what accrued in earlier incarnations, other factors too
    • purpose and meaning in the fact that we pass through one incarnation
    • incarnations had been Initiates were unable to look into the spiritual
    • incarnations, in the thirteenth century they could not themselves gaze
    • course, also in incarnation at that time, but they too were obliged to
    • remarkable incarnations behind him is now to be born. They knew that
    • one of his incarnations had been at the time of the Mystery of
    • History tells us very little about the incarnations of the Thirteenth.
    • acquired from previous incarnations were able to unfold in him. A kind
    • academic examination; nevertheless there lived within him, transmuted
    • imparted to them, and to each individually, greater illumination of
    • that name. In that incarnation he died after only a brief earthly
    • first half of this later incarnation he went on great journeys in
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    • creating a kind of being in our imagination, a very extraordinary
    • had something to do with the things thus built up in imagination.
    • earlier incarnations. The soul seems to feel: I myself was there and
    • of previous incarnations. For just think what mental effort is
    • effort is required. Experiences which occurred in earlier incarnations
    • are outside. It is no excuse to say: How can earlier incarnations
    • Now in addition to what accrued in earlier incarnations other factors
    • that we pass through one incarnation after another. Our present life
    • incarnations had been initiates were unable to look into the spiritual
    • incarnations, in the thirteenth century they could not themselves gaze
    • course, also in incarnation at that time, but they too were obliged to
    • had come when a child with significant and remarkable incarnations
    • incarnations had been at the time of the Mystery of Golgotha. It was
    • History tells us very little about the incarnations of the thirteenth.
    • acquired from previous incarnations were able to unfold in him. A kind
    • examination; nevertheless there lived within him, transmuted into
    • greater illumination concerning what had been known to him hitherto.
    • that name. In that incarnation he died after only a brief earthly
    • first half of this later incarnation he went on great journeys in
    • had brought him up in the thirteenth century were again in incarnation
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    • without distinction between nation and nation, race and race. Greek
    • the whole earth, without distinction of nation, colour, race or
    • for the sake of no particular race or denomination. It took place in
    • reincarnation. He is not subject to reincarnation — any more than
    • denomination. No single human being, to begin with, recognised this
    • peace in the world. At the highest level of truth, all nations and all
    • Teacher; and at the same highest level of truth, all nations
    • peoples and nations to the extent to which men open their hearts to
    • Mystery of Golgotha was fulfilled. Whether actually in incarnation or
    • earth, a peace based, not on denominational Christianity, but on
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    • explanation of the macrocosm it is not the truth.
    • There were present not only personalities in incarnation on the
    • appears on the Earth in physical incarnation. But this does not mean
    • Gautama Buddha has not again been in physical incarnation on the Earth
    • made only one brief incarnation on Earth as a child; he died in
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    • convenient, but as an explanation of the macrocosm it is not the
    • There were present not only personalities in incarnation on the
    • appears on the earth in physical incarnation. But this does not mean
    • speaking incorrectly when one says that between two incarnations on
    • the earth lie incarnations on other planets, spiritual incarnations.
    • in incarnation, his experiences between death and a new birth, but
    • others acquire their abilities in this incarnation? Bear in mind that
    • Gautama Buddha has not again been in physical incarnation on the earth
    • incarnation on earth as a child; and he died in childhood and has not
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    • The last lecture given in Neuchatel in the year 1912 was to have been supplemented by that given the following day in St. Gallen, a full report of which is, unfortunately, not available. All that exists is in the form of notes and headings, so scattered and sparse that one is almost afraid to reproduce them. Yet their importance for the explanation of how the karma of man plays between his microcosmic and macrocosmic being is such that they are made accessible in order that the discerning render may lose nothing.
    • new incarnation. An individual among the Dead cannot, in spiritual
    • through a sequence of thoughts, we can send ideas and imaginations up
    • returns the more quickly to reincarnation — this applies, for
    • incarnation. Man must have been fully conscious out in the Cosmos if
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    • nature of the present era, now approaching its termination, that in the
    • is to be found an explanation from the aspect of Spiritual Science, and
    • its culmination in the Greco-Roman era during which the Appearance of
    • So powerful was this impression, consequent upon his alienation from
    • the Hebrew saw in his own nation and was conscious that its original
    • Incarnation itself should take place in an historical personage had
    • could be born an historical Christ was needed, the Incarnation of the
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    • truth, or against the alienation from life of many
    • were to take him beyond the stage of Imagination,
    • a vivid Imagination of Christ Jesus as the King of
    • the Worlds — mark this carefully: an Imagination.
    • Then, in a further Imagination, over against the
    • divine path. In contrast to the Imagination of the
    • Imagination all details of the life of Jesus from
    • Imaginations.
    • transformed through Imaginations which work with
    • Such Imaginations, because they are concentrated in
    • Imaginations, as they have been described.
    • had to form an Imagination of Babylon and the plain
    • is a powerful imagination: King Lucifer, with his
    • must be entirely engrossed in the Imagination of the
    • Imagination, ‘The banner of Jesus’, must take its
    • These are the strength-giving Imaginations for the
    • through Imaginations, which means by occult means,
    • leading role. But the Imaginations here indicated,
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    • truth, or against the alienation from life of many scientific,
    • Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition, but always so that he could
    • find that the pupil has first to call up a vivid Imagination of
    • an Imagination. And no one would be received into the degrees of
    • Imagination, over against the picture of the outcast, God-forsaken
    • about by forsaking the divine path. In contrast to the Imagination of
    • Imagination all details of the life of Jesus from his birth to the
    • ideas; they must work upon his soul in vivid, living Imaginations.
    • really knows how the human soul is transformed through Imaginations
    • Imaginations, because they are concentrated in the most intense,
    • matter of holding before one's mind these Imaginations, as they
    • of the earth, the pupil had to form an Imagination of Babylon and the
    • with great exactitude, for it is a powerful Imagination: King
    • entirely engrossed in the Imagination of the danger which issues from
    • has had its effect, the other Imagination, ‘The banner of
    • strength-giving Imaginations for the Will which are brought before
    • Imaginations, which means by occult methods, it acquires the capacity
    • Imaginations here indicated, together with the prescribed exercises,
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    • From explanations
    • without further explanation be equated with what may be called the
    • the teaching of reincarnation and karma, of repeated earth-lives, was
    • Christianity. In the thirteenth century the teaching of reincarnation
    • studium — the acquiring of Imagination, the reading of the
    • concerning the illuminating teachings of reincarnation and karma.
    • reincarnation.
    • Reincarnation and Karma,
    • for Lessing reincarnation is necessary in order that the whole human
    • there he is impelled to a recognition of reincarnation.
    • and in the course of repeated incarnations I shall free myself as an
    • nationality, beyond all racial characteristics, and that humanity is
    • reincarnation.
    • reincarnation and karma. Between the thirteenth and eighteenth
    • itself to a recognition of reincarnation. One has always to start
    • examination of our own human nature. From this beginning we come to a
    • individuality which has already come down into repeated incarnations,
    • form as the result of preceding incarnations. But we also recognise
    • us yet another significant Imagination. If we had never read a
    • imagination the Temptation, and the scene on the Mount of Olives.’
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    • inclination to Christ and the intellectual leanings towards Him of a
    • the facts. It applies to individuals who have had many incarnations;
    • does, for the Adept goes forward continuously from incarnation to
    • incarnation. And apart from this: in the thirtieth year, when the
    • Apollonius of Tyana is an individuality who went through many incarnations;
    • incarnation at the beginning of our era. Hence the individual we are
    • first incarnation, in (b) a life between death and a new birth, in
    • (c) a second incarnation followed again by (d) a life between death
    • and a new birth, then a third incarnation, (e) and so on. That which
    • passes through all these incarnations — the human individuality
    • otherwise. When we consider the preceding incarnations of Jesus of
    • They lie in the life-thread of the Ego, which goes from incarnation
    • to incarnation. Thus the forces which belonged to the
    • incarnation to incarnation, but of that Individuality who from out of
    • incarnation. For if this event had not happened, the whole evolution
    • passed in a much more perfect condition from incarnation to
    • incarnation. Through this event, however, they become more closely
    • incarnation to incarnation, he is not responsible for the Fall. We
    • incarnation of the Christ in Jesus of Nazareth was something that
  • Title: From Jesus to Christ: Lecture IV: Experiencing the Christ Impulse, Jerome and the Gospel of St. Matthew
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    • attached to the idea of reincarnation — tradition and occult
    • that since he is occultly prepared, he must provide an explanation,
    • a certain explanation of the foundations of the Gospels should be
    • has happened as regarding the explanation of the Gospels. You will
    • What, then, has been done towards reaching an explanation of the
    • explanations of the Gospels given here, you will have noticed that
    • condemnation of Christ Jesus He was asked whether He was a king sent
    • his hearer for the rest of his incarnation. This, however, can never
    • incarnation between the Mystery of Golgotha and the present time, the
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    • goes on from incarnation to incarnation. But we also know that this
    • incarnations. For though during the Kamaloka time much of the astral
    • stored up during an incarnation. Whatever constitutes true progress
    • incarnation to another, and is linked, as it were, with the Ego,
    • which passes as the fundamentally eternal in us from incarnation to
    • incarnation. Further, we know that from the etheric body, too, very
    • incarnation to another. In the first days directly after death we
    • through its ‘incarnations’ just as every human being has
    • meets us in Buddhism concerning the successive incarnations of man.
    • Buddhism must have felt in regard to the continual incarnations of
    • preceding incarnation as the almond-fruit on the tree has with the
    • From the preceding incarnation nothing of what man calls his Ego
    • passes over into the new incarnation.
    • incarnation to incarnation.
    • from one incarnation to another.’
    • diagram of the Buddhist teaching of reincarnation, so that it will
    • nucleus (C) for the next incarnation. Round this causal nucleus new
    • body-sheaths (D) are woven for the next incarnation. These
    • come into it from earlier incarnations, together with experiences
    • next incarnation, and so on. This means that what goes through the
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    • that particular incarnation, had he earned the right to use such
    • described in such detail that if we wish to picture it in imagination
    • even more so; hence the combination of physical body as Phantom with
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    • from incarnation to incarnation, is a term which (as we saw
    • any kind of physical or bodily reincarnation. The expression employed
    • from one incarnation to another. So problematic is it that Greece
    • over from one incarnation to another. The truth is that man, in the
    • of that part of his nature which journeys on from one incarnation to
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    • the nature of things he had brought over from earlier incarnations,
    • incarnation to incarnation. We are concerned therefore with a human
    • incarnation of so lofty an individuality, was only a highly developed
    • last incarnation on the earth as Gautama Buddha has taken an
    • Spirits of Form entered into the incarnations of men for the building
    • physical incarnations on the Earth, something was held back. A
    • incarnations. If we were to represent the stream of physical human
    • incarnations, beginning with him whom the Bible calls ‘Adam’,
    • was now protected from entering into physical incarnations. Instead,
    • before proceeding to his first earthly incarnation. This Ego lived on
    • in earlier incarnations. Anyone who had never shared in such
    • earth-evolution has passed from incarnation to incarnation. This
    • Jesus-child, who had not gone through human incarnations, acquired
    • not possess an Ego that had been through a series of incarnations;
    • having gone from incarnation to incarnation, had up to his twelfth
    • organism not touched by the contamination which has affected the
    • successive incarnations his development went on. When the innermost
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    • recently through the inflow of the concepts of reincarnation and
    • the idea of reincarnation — reached all that man can reach of
    • in the course of incarnations is a matter of karma. But all that has
    • worlds into earthly incarnations they brought with them, as
    • further incarnations, and it was quite exhausted when the Events of
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    • Imagination of the Washing of the Feet. Thus the picture of this in
    • experiences a transformation of this feeling into an Imagination. And
    • this Imagination corresponds exactly to the scene represented in the
    • feeling comes not only to an Imagination of the Washing of the Feet,
    • Imagination of the Scourging when we place the following vividly
    • strokes of a scourge against his own skin, and the Imagination arises
    • continue with us — whether in this or in another incarnation,
    • an event on the physical plane is not necessary. An incarnation of
    • repetition of the incarnation of this Being, it simply means that the
    • of Judge for the incarnations which will follow in human evolution,
    • reincarnation; they were not ripe for it and it would only have led
    • without being able to indicate the teaching of reincarnation.
    • teaching of reincarnation concerns humanity at large, whereas in
    • given to him as teaching about reincarnation into a path of
    • thought. But in this thought of reincarnation as concerning all
    • reincarnation reappeared in the eighteenth century, it appeared as a
    • Christian thought. And although Widenmann treated reincarnation
    • thought of reincarnation is permeated by the Christian impulse. He
    • Christianity and the teaching of reincarnation.
    • impulses, so that the thought of reincarnation might come to our
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    • reincarnation and karma, did not possess these truths in the
    • extensive teaching of reincarnation and karma in Isis
    • laws of reincarnation. But he has a successor. At the moment the
    • Bodhisattva received illumination and rose to Buddhahood, he
    • after the illumination of Gautama Buddha under the Bodhi tree, the
    • that until then a Bodhisattva will live in the manifold incarnations
    • Christianity, Christian Rosencreutz, in his various incarnations and
    • Rosicrucian as a designation. We must make allowance for these
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    • becoming lighter, but not a real illumination, more like a glimmer.
    • excellent “imagination” is the following: In
    • Rosicrucian initiation is the forming of imagination. The
    • Anthroposophist must build up these imaginations from the right
    • to-day as transformed into an “imagination “: we can
    • impressive for certain imaginations, which can then lead us further
    • receive into imaginations, into pictures. Even if the pictures are
    • by students for examinations, but now no longer applicable since the
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    • becoming lighter, but not a real illumination, more like a glimmer.
    • ‘imagination’ is the following: In Knowledge of Higher
    • of Rosicrucian initiation is the forming of imagination. The
    • theosophist must build up these imaginations from the right
    • to-day as transformed into an ‘imagination’: we can
    • impressive in certain imaginations, for it can lead us further and
    • into imaginations, into pictures. Even if the pictures are clumsily
    • formerly much used by students for examinations, but now no longer
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    • determination to renounce individual being, so regarding it as to be
    • or illumination, so that we can never expect anything to come
    • imagination, bearing in mind that something of all that was brought
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    • the soul's determination to renounce individual being, so regarding
    • or illumination, so that we can never expect anything to come to us
    • imagination, bearing in mind that something of all that was brought
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    • the positive impulses of will, but far more a certain resignation, a
    • the creative resignation. It is indeed of immense importance that we
    • should accept this renunciation, this creative resignation, which we
    • in mind the idea of resignation or renunciation which we have to-day
    • its influence is renunciation, resignation by higher Beings. So
    • resignation of which mention has already been made, must be brought
    • we have hitherto thought whether in pictures or in imagination
    • it. The combination of circumstances during the evolution of ancient
    • between Time and Eternity. Through the resignation made by the
    • resignation — so we see, speaking now of the ancient Sun alone,
    • the significance of resignation, the renunciation made by the gods
    • bestowal reappearing as gas, or air. And the resignation also
    • “resignation” is within whatever takes place on ancient
    • as resignation we must think of in everything on ancient Moon,
    • or air. Resignation as it has now become appears in external Maya as
    • foundation is renunciation, or resignation. Wherever water is to be
    • reflection; the only reality existing in it, is resignation by
    • be said, water could only flow in the world because resignation
    • raised. From resignation comes forth water; water is in literal truth
    • resignation. We thus acquire a peculiar kind of spiritual insight
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    • but far more a certain resignation, a renouncing. Take the very
    • renunciation, the creative resignation. It is indeed of immense
    • resignation, which we may experience in the soul, as a conception of
    • we bear in mind the idea of resignation or renunciation which we just
    • resignation by higher Beings. So now, on the Sun we see the following
    • discern what the realities are that underlie them. That resignation
    • hitherto thought whether in pictures or in imagination concerning
    • combination of circumstances during the evolution of ancient Sun was
    • Time and Eternity. Through the resignation made by the Cherubim
    • resignation — so we see, speaking now of the ancient Sun alone,
    • significance of resignation, the renunciation made by the gods during
    • reappearing as gas, or air. And with the resignation also
    • ‘resignation’ is within whatever takes place on ancient
    • as resignation we must think of in everything on ancient Moon,
    • or air. Resignation as it has now become appears in external Maya as
    • foundation is renunciation, or resignation. Wherever water is
    • a reflection; the only reality existing in it, is resignation by
    • be said, water could only flow in the world because resignation
    • raised. From resignation comes forth water; water is in literal truth
    • resignation. We acquire a peculiar kind of spiritual insight into the
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    • perceive in water what might be called resignation. It may just be
    • resignation. In the mood of soul described in the last lecture there
    • greatness and significance to be found in resignation. None the less
    • condemnation. If we take what is here said seriously, it gives us
    • have a true explanation of what has been spiritually brought over
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    • have learnt to perceive in water what might be called resignation. It
    • resignation. In the soul described in the last lecture there is
    • greatness and significance to be found in resignation. None the less
    • a will towards an inclination which in its immediate form cannot be
    • condemnation. If we take what is here said seriously, it gives us
    • really have an explanation of what has been spiritually brought over
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    • from the resignation, the renunciation of what has been rejected by
    • fluidity as spiritual resignation or renunciation, so must we
    • acquire no understanding in this incarnation, will, in the life
    • of his incarnations.
    • renunciation and resignation. To these three truths we have to-day
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    • to retain it within themselves. Thus we advance from Resignation,
    • element of fluidity as spiritual resignation or renunciation, so must
    • acquire no understanding in this incarnation, will, in the life
    • this understanding first in some one of his incarnations.
    • renunciation and resignation. To these three truths we have to-day
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    • its laws and processes of combination, so he is a product in a
    • certain fascination, though of course only a theoretical fascination,
    • that the examination in philosophy is the easiest to pass. In short,
    • thought-out concatenation of ideas, containing nothing that is not
    • world in all his incarnations, is in reality a premature birth, an
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    • worlds. When man begins from out of the world of Imagination to light
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    • Imaginative knowledge. An “Imagination” would
    • nature, purely super-sensible Imagination.
    • diagram) — we should have an Imagination picture of what the
    • Spirits of Form created as an Imagination of man. But it would also
    • we should have first the complete man, consisting of Imagination, and
    • spurted, as it were, into the Imaginations, and the result stands
    • Imagination filled out with matter. Matter does not belong to what is
    • shot into what would otherwise only be Imagination. We must picture
    • being, but that then these Imaginations drew together, and, in
    • to be a pure Imagination and has become so coarsened by the Luciferic
    • the Imaginations become! And now do you still say that man cannot
    • Imagination! Whoever knows what the skeleton really is may find, when
    • he looks at it, a picture of the world of Imagination. And when you
    • that is to say, in Paradise, and he there consisted of Imagination,
    • power of Imagination. When the power of the bones gains the upper
    • and nerves gains the upper hand over Imagination, Inspiration and
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    • show yesterday that in the bony system we have Imagination that has
    • crumbles away in the material sense is the Imagination. The
    • Imagination is not lost. It remains in those substances which we
    • without some justification, represented in the Imagination of the
    • Imagination is what remains from the muscles, when they decay in the
    • of Imagination. Fine shadow pictures of us remain behind wherever we
    • system. These Imaginations are the cause of that unpleasant feeling
    • the Imaginations he has left behind. One still meets him there in a
    • and Imagination. In this way man gives to the world that wherefrom
    • of the Imaginations and Inspirations and Intuitions of man. There you
    • Inspiration, Intuition and Imagination upon which general cosmic
    • Intuitions and Imaginations I can use, I absorb them in order that I
    • is these other Intuitions, Inspirations and Imaginations, being
    • all those Imaginations, Inspirations and Intuitions which have been
    • placed as a pure Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition, he should
    • namely, a purely spiritual being consisting of Imaginations,
    • man it would have been a pure emanation of the Spirits of Form. In
    • illumination of the one, the ego, had not authority been given to
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    • Imagination, be able to be known in all their healing power, in all
    • system man has been continually producing Imaginations, by means of
    • environment. In very deed all the Imaginations and Inspirations and
    • the Imaginations, Inspirations and Intuitions that have been
    • something left of ancient clairvoyance, Imaginations, Inspirations
    • lift himself up to Imaginations. Imaginations will again become for him
    • Anthroposophy or Spiritual Science gives Imaginations of great and
    • and for the world of Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition as it
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    • of reincarnation and karma. He also gives examples of karmic effects
    • between two incarnations and the effect of the idea of reincarnation
    • Karma constitutes Steiner's early important teachings on reincarnation
    • principles of reincarnation, karma and other truths connected with man
    • human organism which are limited to one incarnation; we possess them
    • the outer organism that is limited to one incarnation.
    • of reincarnation and karma, which are truths extending beyond the
    • single incarnation.
    • theory of reincarnation and karma. What can be said on this subject
    • Reincarnation and Karma from the standpoint of modern
    • or in the chapter on reincarnation and karma in the book
    • reincarnation and karma; that is to say, a conception of more value
    • have I been? Have I been a person with a strong inclination for
    • have not been in this present incarnation but which we have
    • have no inclination at all. They are not disposed to desire anything
    • incarnation. If you call up the counterpart of yourself, the
    • most of the current conceptions of reincarnation and karma. You have
    • arithmetician: “In his previous incarnation this man was a good
    • anthroposophists string together links of reincarnation in such a way
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    • of reincarnation and karma. He also gives examples of karmic effects
    • between two incarnations and the effect of the idea of reincarnation
    • Karma constitutes Steiner's early important teachings on reincarnation
    • memory which leads us beyond this present incarnation to a sense of
    • incarnation. It is only an aid, just as self-recollection is an aid,
    • within me in this form in my present incarnation!” So
    • holds good: so far as our present incarnation is concerned our
    • of condemnations and will-impulses. Do not conceive how all this
    • meaning only for this single incarnation. The fundamental principles
    • reincarnation and karma can readily understand that our concepts, as
    • to speak some particular language in a given incarnation; for while
    • remember how they spoke Greek in a previous incarnation! Speech is
    • significance only for the life of this incarnation. In this
    • his next incarnation.
    • seen that the life of ideas is connected with a single incarnation
    • regarding the life of concepts, for we enter an incarnation with a
    • earlier incarnations. And all this must be brought together as a
    • You have within you something which entered this incarnation with you
    • gradually leads us beyond the life enclosed in one incarnation
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    • of reincarnation and karma. He also gives examples of karmic effects
    • between two incarnations and the effect of the idea of reincarnation
    • Karma constitutes Steiner's early important teachings on reincarnation
    • in an earlier incarnation on this earth.
    • incarnation. Our memory extends to this earlier incarnation.
    • incarnation we remember those things in which our thoughts
    • incarnation. There does, in fact, arise what may be called a
    • remembrance of earlier incarnations. It is not possible immediately
    • to perceive what is playing over into the present incarnation, what
    • is actually the bearer of the remembrance of earlier incarnations.
    • had spoken in earlier incarnations!
    • present incarnation. As we have now heard, the first impression of
    • the earlier incarnation comes as a direct memory in the life of
    • incarnation.
    • came from an earlier incarnation the impression will be particularly
    • of our earlier incarnation. And if we then observe such impressions
    • incarnation; it is an impression of feeling, an impression in the
    • sorrows, these sufferings. Being what we are in this incarnation,
    • only become more perfect through the successive incarnations but
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    • of reincarnation and karma. He also gives examples of karmic effects
    • between two incarnations and the effect of the idea of reincarnation
    • Karma constitutes Steiner's early important teachings on reincarnation
    • conviction with regard to reincarnation and karma. The way in which
    • of reincarnation and karma — it is this that from now onwards
    • certainly become inwardly convinced of the truth of reincarnation and
    • world and of man, and even in karma and reincarnation. When such
    • the truth of the ideas of reincarnation and karma. And so the
    • conviction of the validity of the idea of reincarnation and
    • do to think: Now, reinforced with the knowledge of reincarnation and
    • the truths of reincarnation and karma can penetrate into external
    • how karma works through the different incarnations. When a human
    • earlier incarnations. If this idea is led to its consistent
    • incarnations. If this idea of karma is put earnestly into effect a
    • of reincarnation and karma. External life to-day is organised almost
    • reality of reincarnation and karma. In point of fact there is, for
    • example, nothing more hostile to a real conviction of reincarnation
    • that no fundamental conviction of reincarnation can ever flourish in
    • of reincarnation and karma, unfolds as a new seed in the organism of
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    • between two incarnations and the effect of the idea of reincarnation
    • Karma constitutes Steiner's early important teachings on reincarnation
    • two truths of reincarnation and karma. It may be said that the first
    • that knowledge of reincarnation and karma is essential. It cannot,
    • assumes when reincarnation and karma are received as truths into the
    • truths of reincarnation and karma — that is the essential
    • the religious life only through the truths of reincarnation and
    • knowledge of these truths necessarily expect new illumination to be
    • shed on old problems. With regard to the knowledge of reincarnation
    • for the truths of reincarnation and karma to become an integral part
    • fact that certain antecedents have enabled reincarnation and karma to
    • is able to acquire the right insight into the truths of reincarnation
    • Western humanity and for humanity in general when reincarnation and
    • life as other truths have done. In the near future, reincarnation and
    • the latter is based on the fundamental principles of reincarnation
    • Anthroposophy, especially of the fundamental truths of reincarnation
    • the knowledge of reincarnation and karma?
    • reincarnation and karma are truths? What does it mean for the whole
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  • Title: Lecture 1: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • of warmth, these alternations of temperature, and all that otherwise
    • his imagination, to his imaginative knowledge, in sharply defined
    • imagination, the first class, as it were, of beings which create and
    • Just as with occult vision we perceive in our imagination clearly
    • the imagination in the changing formations of the cloud.
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    • lecture; and in this way, we receive in our imagination the impression
    • in our imagination these meteor-like, flashing, and disappearing
    • penetrate the solid substance of our planet; our imagination is then
    • seasons of the year, and thus bring about the alternations of the
    • but also the regular alternation which, in relation to the
    • return, with rhythmic alternation, with the repetitions of happenings
    • connected with the ordinary alternations between the blossoming and
    • alternations between day and night, — between the various seasons
    • of his present incarnation, as ordinarily retained in his memory. The
    • say to himself “I am the reincarnation of this or the other
    • one's actions in the physical world in the present incarnation. That
    • what one has accomplished in this incarnation. This is quite natural
    • the present incarnation is also the result of earlier incarnations; it
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    • not so difficult; but we must remember that in the one incarnation in
    • have the regularity of a real circle. We must turn to our imagination,
    • the human being with his egoism in this one incarnation. When we begin
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    • and imagination, as a sort of spiritual light, so is the fluidic life,
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    • alternation of summer and winter, so that the plants spring up and
    • recapitulation, such as day and night, alternations of the year, the
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    • of nations is present in his special characteristic as forces and
    • the succession of physical bodies of the human incarnations, form a
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    • certain things. In the symbolical explanations of the Saga I have
    • labor brought to bear on such explanations is sometimes overwhelming;
    • verbal designations, we must then proceed in other ways. I have found
    • of National Epics, with special reference to the Kalevala.’
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    • Thanks to an anonymous donation, this lecture has been made available.
    • lives. Consequently it speaks of reincarnation, of repeated lives on
    • knowledge does not lie so far away. If we observe this alternation of
    • lives within the creative forces of the cosmos. Whereas imagination,
    • imagination passes over to the stage of inspiration, and we enter a
    • super-sensible world, forming the prototype of a new incarnation, of a
    • intellectually, nor is it a newer form of illumination based upon
    • produced in which the world of imagination appeared. The modern
    • modern human being — must pass over from imagination to
    • from the stage of imagination to that of inspiration by means of
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    • saying this we have at the same time given the concrete explanation of
    • itself, whilst the ancient moon was an earlier incarnation of our
    • we know that nations are spiritually led by their nation-spirit or
    • Archangel (nations are quite different from races) we know that the
    • Angels or Angeloi, nations and peoples by the Archangels or
    • in the West? Has any western nation brought forth the Christ-Impulse
    • special national or racial interest, or from western interests, such a
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    • with a merely symbolical explanation; for what the Bible means by good
    • presented symbolically to the imagination, as a normal Spirit of
    • combinations. In as much as the comet travels through the planetary
    • first of the successive incarnations of our earth known to us, was
    • originally given him, as an emanation from the Spirits of Form. This
    • of Lucifer, but also the dissemination of that of which the Spirits of
    • earth which divide humanity into races, nations, religions — to the
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    • Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition, we should have to say that it
    • the hand in rituals, or expressed in colour combinations and so forth.
    • the inclination to a theosophy of a definite stamp and colouring. It
    • the knowledge of reincarnation and karma it will in the near future be
    • important truths of reincarnation and karma. For these truths are
    • Bodhisattva who has passed from incarnation to incarnation and has at
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    • judgment, fancy and imagination, memory, emotions, — all these
    • His faculty of judgment and discrimination grows steadily stronger.
    • discrimination than it is possible to attain in ordinary life. The
    • called the “elimination of the sharpened power of the intellect
    • imagination were still allowed play; these might reproduce the
    • their powers of understanding and discrimination, met the words of
    • even the memories and imaginations that they have acquired during
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    • for, in order to give a full explanation of the activities in brain
    • been simply the re-incarnation of what had been present in Saturn, Sun
    • re-incarnation of our Earth took place. An important portion of the
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    • whom we can actually assert that for this one incarnation he rejected
    • devotes himself in majestic resignation to following the course of the
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    • again and again this inclination to take the ego as the
    • continually being broken? The explanation is that when we speak of the
    • their impress on man throughout many incarnations, then I begin to
    • members have received twelve specific designations.
    • Then we come to the condition of balance and there, no explanation
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    • fourth member, the upper arm, and to this we give the same designation
    • kidneys; and at this point we reach the termination above of the third
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    • examination on awaking, that when one has dreamed of a burning stove
    • The explanation that has been given enables us to recognise the fact
    • deeper reason for it is a mere flight of imagination on the part of
    • imagination and fantasy. The materialists of today are quite mistaken
    • when they accuse theosophists of an inclination to be fantastic,
    • order to construct an explanation. This is so in ordinary everyday
    • explanations put forward by the scholars of today are sheer fantasy;
    • Other peoples on the Earth had less inclination to develop the middle
    • alternation in this day and night consciousness, — an old
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    • incarnations upon Earth spiritual beings and forces have contributed
    • the Imaginations that present themselves, last only a very little
    • him as an Imagination. With which of the senses or in what manner he
    • say, through the human form a picture, an Imagination, is evoked in
    • certain pictures. These pictures, these Imaginations, have throughout
    • explanation of this?
    • earlier incarnations and perhaps only needed still to pass through the
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    • saw, shows us what we have become as we have gone from incarnation to
    • incarnation, and we found yesterday that the form or figure that
    • co-ordination of the middle man, the man that bears the heart in him,
    • The faculty of discrimination for the several movements that take
    • through a great many incarnations; that he became first a Bodhisattva.
    • actual fact that such an individual has his very last incarnation on
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    • significance of the Christ Being; and in the course of the explanation
    • the course of his incarnations through the enticements and temptations
    • that we have here to do with an illusion or hallucination would be
    • Science, we learn of the still earlier incarnation of our Earth,
    • are experienced in a study of the Sun incarnation.
    • described of the successive incarnations of our Earth, can be
    • conditions that prevailed on the old Moon, the past incarnation of our
    • an explanation of man, can indeed show us what he really is. Through
    • men going through many different incarnations, the West will naturally
    • which is, in effect, the Christ Impulse. To speak of re-incarnation of
    • incarnations after the time of Christ, the Buddha attained in
    • turn back to the earlier incarnations of Buddha, if we would arrive at
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    • through one incarnation after another, not in order to experience the
    • consciousness, hardly attempts any explanation. It accepts the
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    • inclination that is a matter of course in ordinary life, harbours a
    • their initiation, latent during one or more incarnations, may work in
    • any of his incarnations established a relation with the Christ Being.
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    • and all that we bring to its explanation, the other question of
    • To my explanation of how the concepts true, upright and beautiful, in
    • examination of oneself.
    • earthly incarnations from primeval times up to the present. I must lay
    • can be learned during incarnation has no further meaning.” It is
    • like a garment all that one has appropriated during incarnations in
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    • Without wishing to give any kind of explanation about what has been
    • enthusiasm and the inclination carefully to preserve what we
    • be carried on with us into spiritual worlds. This inclination and
    • lifetime. Are there not some who deny the idea of reincarnation
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    • lively imagination, you may be able to form some sort of picture from
    • inclination among people nowadays) prepare the heart and soul to enter
    • value. There is not much will to develop discrimination so as to come
    • racial or national evolution? Consider whether it is easy for an
    • their national substance? Is it conceivable, for instance, that Hermes
    • worked. Did He belong to any particular nation? He was born in an
    • has lived on earth as Bodhisattva through many incarnations.”
    • time in a physical body. In this incarnation, however, he became
    • will see how, as a Bodhisattva, he passed through many incarnations.
    • that, whereas during his earthly incarnations his activity had indeed
    • this seems to be Buddha. He went through an incarnation in
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    • fact that the law of reincarnation comes out of Western
    • that the idea of reincarnation arose in modern souls formed a
    • reincarnation was not the center of thinking) to the figure
    • intermediate incarnations but look for them in the
    • incarnation, the forces of Empedocles, the old Greek
    • reincarnation or karma, when they were considering a great
    • what radiated over from earlier incarnations. Although
    • into new incarnations. This is revealed with Hector in Hamlet
    • show you through these explanations how in well-known souls,
    • happened between the two incarnations of such
    • reincarnation, when it becomes a matter of real research,
    • incarnations. We must look upon reincarnation as a serious
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    • to a wonderful dramatic culmination in the book of the Maccabees
    • Elijah and his reincarnation as the Baptist, and consider the
    • initiation within his own national environment? How did he
    • question, leaving Elijah and his reincarnation as the Baptist
    • side with the initiates of other nations?” If you
    • the souls of the Hebrew prophets are reincarnations of
    • initiates who had lived in other nations, and who had
    • earlier incarnations of the souls of Jeremiah, Isaiah,
    • in the harmonious form it had in earlier incarnations, for a
    • soul could not come forth in this incarnation. For it is not
    • reappears in him as he progresses from incarnation to
    • incarnation. Indeed, through the difficulties caused by the
    • grandiose recollections of former incarnations. That is the
    • already become nations — a state of homogenity, the
    • him. The whole Jewish nation went up to be baptized by him.
    • widely varied incarnations.
    • element of the nation in which his soul had taken root into a
    • were deeply rooted in a nationality which had constituted
    • incarnations. The gaze of Christ Jesus could rest upon the
    • later reincarnation of Judas that the fusion of the Roman
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    • described in it as a reincarnation of the prophet Elijah
    • personality seemed like an illumination? Such was indeed the
    • all kinds of explanations as to the possibility or
    • find there the strangest explanations, but nowhere anything
    • developed in one incarnation. When we meet someone today we
    • of the physical and moral elements within one incarnation.
    • Only when we go beyond one individual incarnation do we find
    • within one denomination or another, but must be universal. In
    • subject to all the prejudices of his nation, nevertheless
    • looked up to Christ in an interdenominational sense. It will
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    • lived by man in his earthly incarnations is suffering because
    • through the sequence of his incarnations he is always subject
    • to the urge for ever new incarnations. To free oneself from
    • this yearning for reincarnation is a goal worth striving for.
    • forth the desire for physical incarnation, with the aim of at
    • the inclination toward sense existence, free to seek the
    • dissemination of Buddhism, we receive the answer that these
    • unconscious imaginations. It was a dreamlike clairvoyance in
    • the form of dreamlike imaginations, not in the rational
    • the imaginative picture, and with it the explanation. He
    • him that was the reality, and also the explanation. And that
    • how this was possible through illumination and through the
    • remarkable synthesis, this remarkable combination. Here you
    • Buddha undergoes his last incarnation on earth and never
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    • you from incarnation to incarnation has led you into this
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    • gradually. Not all the streams of peoples and nations always
    • flourish until they reach a kind of culmination. Then they
    • incarnation of the Boddhisattva in the third epoch from his
    • incarnation in the second or first epoch. This comparison
    • Boddhisattva was always an incarnation of the One. This
    • denominational Christianity — but a Christianity that
    • speak of several incarnations of Christ they are making the
    • incarnations of the Christ. Regarding this question the
    • nations and peoples spread across the world will have to come
    • imaginations, in imaginative knowledge. For this reason He
    • explanations. But if you look at the Gospel commentaries they
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    • who in earlier incarnations had been initiates among the
    • incarnation in a later one — when the power and might of
    • particular incarnation who possess this ego force in
    • subtlety it can be transformed into an imagination, into a
    • our imagination can be guided in this way in such a manner
    • but only some imagination it is possible to see in front of
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    • especially disposed to perceive imaginations, all
    • kinds of things through imagination, and to make use of what
    • imaginations through the veil of his corporeality, and easier
    • disciples by the lake in imagination only since He Himself is
    • 22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. \
    • following incarnation. But then our understanding is better
    • 14:4 And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? \
    • the usual explanations given of this story — although
    • imagination. Clairvoyant imaginative powers were awakened in
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    • period following His arrest, that is, the trial, condemnation
    • that in his present incarnation there is within him something
    • world. One far-fetched explanation from this Jesus research
    • reached a certain culmination. He could take up in Alexandria
    • single individuality, not man in a particular incarnation but
    • changes sex in different incarnations. But it is already the
    • sprung from their own nation and race, as for example, in
    • retained any national deity, any deity growing out of its own
    • speak about their national deities, for example the way a
    • only one single incarnation of God, but we can offer several,
    • the founder of his own religion had many incarnations,
    • incarnations could not have fulfilled the Mystery of
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    • some preliminary explanations pertaining to the attainment of
    • examination of the teachings of Buddha will not reveal any real
    • determining factor; for the second, the religious inclination; but
    • It would not be difficult to interpret this explanation as a
    • nothing whatever to do with any form of denominational Christianity.
    • From this we see how unfounded is the reproach that the explanations
  • Title: Okkulte Untersuchungen: Vortrag II: Untersuchungen uber das Leben Zwischen Tod und Neuer Geburt
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    • die künftige Reinkarnation. Wenn wir dieses Marsleben
    • der letzten Erdeninkarnation geformt hat, vor die Seele. Wenn
    • Sie Ihr jetziges Erdendasein, Ihre jetzige Inkarnation ins Auge
    • Inkarnation. Sie sehen diese letzte Inkarnation vom kosmischen
    • Inkarnation bis zur jetzigen erlebt haben; wir erfühlen
    • Inkarnationen schon zugetragen hat. Bis zum Sonnensein sind wir
    • Mancher Mensch sagt, er könne nicht an die Reinkarnation
    • die neue Inkarnation ausgerüstet.
    • Inkarnationen auf dieser Erde abgespielt hat. War also jemand
    • man, daß man in jeder Inkarnation als Kind dasjenige
    • zwei Inkarnationen ein so langer Zeitraum, daß in der Tat
    • ist. Wir kommen nicht herunter zu einer Inkarnation, bevor sich
    • Leben in der vorherigen Inkarnation.
    • Inkarnationen. Es geschieht dieses aus dem Grunde, weil bei ihm
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    • powers more or less as brothers. The explanation for this is to be
    • incarnation. If this Mars sphere is experienced consciously and later
    • the greatest importance, the sum total of the last incarnation as it
    • In fact, the overall picture of your present incarnation corresponds
    • everything you have to object to in your own last incarnation is
    • reincarnation. In the first phase of his life after death he takes
    • from the previous incarnation until the present one. We sense cosmic
    • incarnations. Until we reach the Sun sphere we are so preoccupied
    • Many people say that they cannot believe in reincarnation because
    • with forces for our new incarnation.
    • experience what has happened on earth between our incarnations. For
    • aspect, one will find that in each incarnation one has to learn as a
    • time span between two incarnations corresponds to the period needed
    • return to an incarnation until the conditions on the earth have
    • our previous incarnation.
    • will spend but a short time between incarnations. This is due to the
  • Title: Okkulte Untersuchungen: Vortrag: Die Neuesten Ergebnisse Okkulter Forschung uber das Leben Zwischen Tod und Neuer Geburt
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    • gehört eine gewisse Resignation dazu, ebenso gern zu
    • in der nächsten Inkarnation dazukommen. Alle
    • Inkarnation auf der Erde? Ich habe schon darauf hingewiesen,
    • nicht wahr: Der Buddha hat als Gautama die letzte Inkarnation
    • ist. Franz von Assisi war in der früheren Inkarnation im
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    • is capable, that he can do it. A certain resignation is
    • religious inclination is dreadfully painful. The more religious the
    • this sphere. People who lack religious inclination cut themselves
    • necessary. In the first sphere we need moral inclination and in the
    • we have a religious inclination, so in the Sun sphere we must be
    • moral inclination and religious disposition. Nothing can be done
    • near to the spirit in the next incarnation.
    • incarnation? I have mentioned this on previous occasions. Buddha
    • lived as Gautama during his last incarnation six hundred years B.C.
    • incarnation a pupil of Buddha and absorbed all the qualities
    • Christian. This was due to the fact that in his previous incarnation
    • spiritual inclination.
    • a moral inclination, it means that on the return journey during the
  • Title: Okkulte Untersuchungen: Vortrag: Durchgang des Menschen Durch die Planetensphaeren und die Bedeutung
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    • bekommen dann in der nächsten Inkarnation einen in einer
    • heruntergestiegen bist auf die Erde zu einer neuen Inkarnation,
    • Ätherleib in der nächsten Inkarnation mit guten
    • einer neuen Inkarnation brauchte. Das ist jetzt anders: der
    • aus? Haben wir in Wahrheit eine nationale Religion, wie sie die
    • national-egoistische Art, sich an ein Bekenntnis zu binden, ist
    • Nationalität und Bekenntnis gilt, etwas, was über
    • nächsten Inkarnation. Richtig nehmen wir
    • in eine neue Inkarnation stark und kräftig sein. Die
    • Inkarnation leben die Kräfte, die unseren Ätherleib
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    • forces we need; which means that in the next incarnation we shall
    • came down to earth to a new incarnation you yourself were in those
    • incarnation. Then man still had within him a heritage from times when
    • incarnation. Today this has changed. It now happens more and more
    • religious denomination on earth can never impart to the soul what is
    • national” religion such as is found among the Hindus or
    • adopted is not an egoistic or nationalistic adherence to a creed. The
    • Look for the same thing in any other denominational creed, and the
    • examination will show what depth of meaning lies in the few words
    • race, nationality or creed, and reaches beyond all racial traits and
    • Christ ought not to maintain that all denominations and creeds can
    • particular denomination, the Christ can be accepted by a Hindu or an
    • religious denominations simply do not understand what the true
    • relation to all religious denominations and world-conceptions speaks
    • incarnation. We can only assimilate spiritual science in the right
    • strong and vigorous when we enter a new incarnation. Etheric bodies
    • the earth with forces that in the next incarnation will make our
  • Title: Okkulte Untersuchungen: Vortrag I: Das Leben Zwischen dem Tode und Einer Neuen Geburt
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    • Inkarnation.
    • Zunächst möchte ich wie durch Imaginationen
    • Wenn man den Ausdruck Visionen oder Imaginationen so nimmt, wie
    • Imaginationen eingehüllt ist, dann anfängt, so zu
    • erscheinen für die Imagination als wie eine Wolke, die
    • sehen. Wenn dann die Inspiration kommt und diese Imagination
    • schwören. Das war ein nationaler Gott, war das, was
    • geschehen im Abendlande? Wahrhaftig, nicht irgendein nationaler
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    • period lasts until the soul descends into a new incarnation and
    • the form of Imaginations. If we take the words “Visions”
    • or “Imaginations” in the sense in which I explained them
    • by its Imaginations. At first the cloud is dark. When some time has
    • cognition as the illumination of the cloud of our visions from one
    • positions of the planets. An explanation of what does not apparently
    • the prison of his cloud of Imaginations and approach him. Morality
    • to swear allegiance to the ancient god, Wotan. Wotan was a national
    • fact happened in the West? It is not a national god that has been
  • Title: Okkulte Untersuchungen: Vortrag II: Das Leben Zwischen dem Tode und Einer Neuen Geburt
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    • nächste Inkarnation braucht, aus dem Makrokosmos ziehen.
    • Imagination zu haben, ein lebendiges Bild von dem Gesichte des
    • weiß er durch, sagen wir, Verstandeskombination; aber
    • Inkarnation, aus der höheren Welt herauszuziehen. So
    • nächste Inkarnation und machen uns dadurch nicht nur zu
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    • forces he needs for his next incarnation.
    • together with the other person in a next incarnation in such a way
    • through intellectual combination, but in most cases he does not
    • from the higher worlds that we need for the following incarnation.
    • into our next incarnation. As a result, we do not only make ourselves
  • Title: Okkulte Untersuchungen: Vortrag: Einiges \über die Technik des Karma Im Leben Nach dem Tode
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    • Wotan als Nationalgott immer noch herrschend sein. Aber das
    • eine neue Inkarnation vorbereitet werden. Und dasjenige, was
    • Inkarnationen. Wenn wir zum Beispiel in früheren
    • Inkarnationen ehrgeizig waren, so steht dieser Ehrgeiz in der
  • Title: Life Between ... VII: The Working of Karma in Life After Death
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    • same space, but on our soul inclinations. We become hermits when we
    • possess a moral inclination.
    • impulse to act differently in our next incarnation on earth. We
    • inclination with us. Inasmuch as in the physical world we are able to
    • find all those of a like inclination towards the divine spiritual.
    • would reign as a national god. The West has not acknowledged a ruling
    • prepared for a new incarnation. There is one thing we cannot dispense
    • also our characteristics from previous incarnations. If, for
    • figure is not an allegory, but represents the combination of the
  • Title: Okkulte Untersuchungen: Vortrag: Zwischen Tod und Neuer Geburt
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    • international sein, das kann in jeder Sprache leben. Man wird
    • gehen, uns weiter entwickeln durch mehrere Inkarnationen: dann
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    • said. That is an international element and can live in any language.
    • of future incarnations. Then we will have thoughts independent from
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    • of ahrimanic beings! Man has the alternative during an incarnation
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    • Nationalökonomen gekommen, mit der Bequemlichkeit der
    • schafft erst wieder das, was sich zu der zweiten Inkarnation
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    • Thanks to an anonymous donation, this lecture has been made available.
    • What we may call, a certain inclination toward the language spoken
    • inclination toward a comfortable life. Comfort has become a life-factor.
    • something which will be adjusted only in the second incarnation, so
  • Title: Life Between ... X: Anthroposophy as the Quickener of Feeling and of Life
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    • of this world? He makes use of his senses, brings his imagination to
    • There is a certain inclination on the part of the dead towards the
    • second incarnation. Actual progress is thereby postponed.
    • develop in the soul that lead to a next incarnation. Let me attempt
  • Title: Okkulte Untersuchungen: Vortrag I: Die Kosmische Seite des Lebens Zwischen Tod
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    • Grunde, damit das Leben von Inkarnation zu Inkarnation in
    • Inkarnation Bedeutung haben. Die Seele, die in den alten
    • seiner vorhergehenden Inkarnation, im siebenten, achten
    • Individualität, die nicht mehr in einer Inkarnation im
    • seiner unmittelbar vorhergehenden Inkarnation in einer
    • Inkarnation gelebt hat. Da hat dieser die Impulse seines
    • Franz-von-Assisi-Inkarnation. Aber es konnte nicht so kommen,
    • Buddha, der ohnedies seine letzte Erdeninkarnation durchgemacht
    • auf die kindlichen Seelen, auf ihre Imagination wirken!
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    • incarnation to incarnation. But as we know, there is not merely
    • a significance for the next incarnation. The soul who passed
    • Francis of Assisi in his previous incarnation, in the seventh,
    • immediately preceding incarnation, had lived in this
    • Assisi lived in his previous incarnation. There the latter
    • Francis of Assisi incarnation. But it could not come about that
    • had apart from this completed his last incarnation on earth,
    • originates from the combination of the two sexes, if the
    • the children's souls, on their imagination! People do say: The
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    • eine Seele, die in ihrer letzten Inkarnation in einem
    • von Vorstellungen, die in früheren Inkarnationen gelebt
    • Schrecken, daß man in dieser Inkarnation auf Grundlage der
  • Title: Esoteric Studies: Lecture II: Establishment of Mutual Relations Between the Living and the So-called Dead
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    • last incarnation in a male body): “All my thoughts and
    • community: they belong to different denominations. But the man
    • that they are not taken along for the next incarnation. But
    • conceptions that were alive in former incarnations. These
    • man to become in this incarnation, on the basis of spiritual
    • with a certain impure imagination about the facts of the
  • Title: Okkulte Untersuchungen: Vortrag: Die Mission des Erdenlebens als Durchgangspunkt fuer das Jenseits
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    • Erdeninkarnation geführt haben: ein Tappen in Finsternis
    • Franz von Assisi in seiner früheren Inkarnation. Und auf
    • heißt, nachdem der Buddha durch seine Erdeninkarnationen
    • früheren Erdeninkarnationen mit dem Buddha
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    • the next incarnation.
    • dulled himself toward the spiritual world in one incarnation, he will
    • with deliberate dullness in one incarnation will find that Lucifer
    • and beings needed for the next earthly incarnation. The result is
    • Lucifer. In the pervious incarnation they led a dull existence that
    • lives and the life in the spirit that follows each incarnation. We
    • predestined to be in incarnation, we cannot make up for it during the
    • in earlier incarnations people had been in contact with the
    • incarnation was his faithful and devoted pupil. At that time Francis
    • allowed him to appear in incarnation as the great mystic who was to
    • had completed his incarnations it was no longer necessary for him to
    • incarnations nevertheless have the opportunity of meeting him between
    • earthly incarnation one can speak of an “embodiment”
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    • Erdeninkarnationen, daß sie doch herantreten können
    • vorhergehender Inkarnation, die wegen ihrer unausgebildeten
    • Inkarnation zurück, die oftmals für diese Seelen
    • aufeinanderfolgenden Inkarnationen verlaufen. Da kann sich zum
    • ihnen die zwei vorhergehenden Inkarnationen so gestaltet, wie
    • in folgenden Inkarnationen, wenn sie die Augen nicht aufmachen
    • ihrer physischen Inkarnation vollzogen hat. Es kann ja der
    • Inkarnationen gewissenlos gewordenen Seelen sich erfüllen
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    • retrospect in a sense on his last incarnation. He is still involved
    • incarnation in the manner indicated then in a new life he will be
    • of forces from earlier incarnations, a further opportunity is given
    • incarnation, because of insufficient development, manifested a dull
    • interest in their surroundings. Then we find a third incarnation that
    • and in the next incarnation without his intervention he is so
    • we find two incarnations as described earlier. This can also shed
    • behind, in a sense, and will be handicapped in a future incarnation
    • also the next incarnation, depend on what has happened previously. By
    • accomplished certain specific deeds during his physical incarnation.
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    • nächsten Inkarnation, als Franz von Assisi
    • Inkarnationen gekommen war; das war das, was ihn bezeichnen
    • Inkarnation durchgemacht hat, diejenige des Johannes des
    • Inkarnationen etwas sagt. Vor dem seherischen Blick nehmen sie
    • Inkarnation, in der nächsten Inkarnation auch solche
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    • incarnation man is conscious of these feelings only when he is
    • in physical incarnation but there were also those who work from
    • incarnation as Francis of Assisi. Many of the qualities so
    • sphere, and so on. When we are returning to an incarnation in a
    • natural inclination towards the spiritual. A human being may grow up
    • even as a child an inclination to the spiritual.
    • an incarnation into forces that can then become bodily forces and
    • What has been taken into the conceptual life in one incarnation is
    • from his earlier incarnations. We are justified in speaking of him as
    • lead far off the mark when speaking about successive incarnations. To
    • incarnation may be able to unfold forces in the next incarnation that
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    • Nationalreligion, wie der Hinduismus oder andere
    • Nationalreligionen es sind. Wenn die mitteleuropäischen
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    • souls who have cultivated moral feelings and inclinations on earth
    • human, and for the different religious denominations. In former times
    • particular folk, race or nationality, as is the case with Hinduism
    • and other national religions. Had the people of middle Europe
    • initiates are human beings who through a number of incarnations have
    • incarnation. It is sheer nonsense to believe as materialistic science
    • the forces needed to build up the next incarnation. Then one returns.
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    • sich nach Nationen oder nach anderen Gruppen zusammenfinden, so
    • Bekenntnis, das nicht einmal die Reinkarnationslehre hat. Er
    • Inkarnationen. Die Aufgabe der luziferischen Kraft ist, den
    • Hierarchien für seine neue Inkarnation verwerten lernt.
    • seine nächste Inkarnation zu erfolgen hat und in welchem
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    • nationality or in some other way. Between death and rebirth people
    • contain the idea of reincarnation. Such a confession must appear to
    • accumulated in previous incarnations. It is the task of the luciferic
    • incarnation.
    • the incarnation of the particular individual. In Luther's case
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    • observed by clairvoyance. During self-examination the question may
  • Title: Descriptive Sketches: Lecture I
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    • force in actual combination with Nature herself. When one sees the
    • company with a soul not in incarnation but who has a connection with
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    • sogenannten Reinkarnation einzusehen, so kann man fragen: Ja,
    • sieht in aller bildlichen Anschaulichkeit die Imaginationen,
    • ihrer nächsten Inkarnation schreiten müssen. Wenn wir
    • Inkarnationen schauen lassen, zu entwickeln. Und man kann
    • früheren Inkarnationen auf die Weise entwickelt, daß
    • frühere Inkarnationen zurückzuschauen. Und da kommen
    • früheren Erdeninkarnationen zurückzublicken. Solche
    • frühere Inkarnationen hineinleuchten, die werden weniger
    • über frühere Inkarnationen von Menschen, was sehr
    • über frühere Inkarnationen nur so auf dem
    • für frühere Inkarnationen hält. Die Art von
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    • significance of reincarnation may ask: Why is it that in ordinary life
    • incarnations are there in everyone; but in the present age they are
    • this faculty of remembrance. The explanation is that retrospective
    • incarnations. This is a case where clairvoyant investigation can
    • The high degree of co-ordination in the brain-substance of the average
    • all definition the Imaginations which show that these souls must go
    • forward to their coming incarnation inwardly torn asunder.
    • back, enable him to look into earlier incarnations; for these forces
    • incarnations possible are the most dangerous of all. They should be
    • incarnations.
    • the development of genuine, objective vision into earlier incarnations
    • desired to train the capacity to look back into earlier incarnations.
    • in the light of karma at his earlier incarnations. Hence the spiritual
    • outside to look back into previous incarnations. Such stimuli are
    • The forces which, if kept unsullied, shine into earlier incarnations
    • the earlier incarnations of individuals, must be distrusted. Some
    • about earlier incarnations as if they were handing them out on a tray!
    • earlier incarnations.
    • significance and destination of man are revealed to us.
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    • great significance of what we call reincarnation. He may ask:
    • A soul preparing for incarnation knows that he will need for his next
    • incarnation a particular sort of knowledge, which must be acquired in
    • imaginations depicting how such souls go down to their new
    • incarnations, inwardly divided as it were. When we see all these
    • incarnations. It is just as rare to find the forces developed
    • when it is desired to lead persons to see their earlier incarnations,
    • hears a name or an era or a nation mentioned, and is thereby
    • incarnations. Such external stimuli are sometimes of' great importance
    • Now the forces which can throw light on former incarnations, if we
    • people's former incarnations, and this happens very frequently, for
    • regarded as belonging to former incarnations.
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    • resignation, when confronted by a problem or riddle of existence, and
    • any illumination shining down into our physical world; but it is
    • move from one Imagination to another, one Inspiration to another, one
    • world we are surrounded by ‘Imaginations’ — which
    • these Imaginations or visions, when they are true in the spiritual
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    • the next incarnation must be drawn from the Sun sphere, for renewal
    • if we were to come into a new incarnation with the forces of the
    • previous incarnation, those bodies would be useless. The content of
    • still available at the end of one incarnation we could do nothing in
    • new incarnation. In earthly existence — as is evident even to
    • develop understanding of and inclination for what we hope to contact
    • denominations Christianity has produced only one-sided aspects of its
    • be a religion for all men without distinction of belief, nationality,
    • renewal of our etheric body for the next incarnation; whereas the
    • forces necessary for our astral body in the next incarnation must be
    • etheric body shall be rightly formed in his next incarnation. The
    • conduct in the earlier incarnation, upon our moral and
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    • another physical incarnation. There is only the remotest possibility
    • satisfying it. But through a particular concatenation of
    • independent. At that time, in certain intervals between incarnations,
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    • shaping the following incarnation. Difference between the life after
    • incarnation. He looks from the circumference towards a centre. It is
    • development during incarnations, let us say in the Egypto-Chaldean
    • incarnations. This radiated into the souls of men and was a living
    • being when he is preparing for a new incarnation.
    • then, as they return to incarnations on Earth, human beings will
    • Decadence and atrophy would set in during the subsequent incarnation.
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    • incarnations there was one who did not work in a physical body and
    • realise that in his previous incarnation he was a Christian pupil in
    • Earth, how at each new incarnation the human being finds that the
    • the course of his incarnations an individual will have lived in
    • bring back different forces into each incarnation.
    • in the next incarnation in an individual who conceived of the
    • needed to appear in a physical incarnation: this was Gautama Buddha,
    • with earthly existence, liberation from physical incarnation. This
    • pass into incarnation on the Earth there are also the forces of the
    • the urge for reincarnation, was not destined to work in the sphere of
    • physical incarnation. But in accordance with the great Plan designed
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    • of reincarnation and karma was left in the background not only in the
    • reincarnation and karma? Why had these teachings now to be added to
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    • teeth marks the culmination of the formative process which works from
    • when they drive out the second teeth. That is the culmination of the
    • actual fact the Mystery of Golgotha has acted as illumination in
    • illumination of consciousness after death. The beings behind public
    • further incarnations. This has been developed into a doctrine that is
    • inapplicable to the Earth, where life must progress from incarnation
    • to incarnation. Thus the doctrine preached by Buddha on Earth
    • the life on Earth when they return to new incarnations.
    • life is that in previous incarnations on the Earth they had
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    • possible foundations for this attitude in their next incarnation
    • incarnations. We have to speak of these things in a world which with
    • in the spirit may begin. Now, in this incarnation, each one of us can
    • assimilated is transformed into faculties for the new incarnation.
    • whose gaze is directed towards its future incarnation, its future
    • provide it because my previous incarnation is responsible. In a more
    • Spiritual Science, accepted in one incarnation, bring life, inner
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    • for the next incarnation. Individuals after death are approached by
    • characteristics of three successive incarnations. An example:
    • during physical incarnation on Earth. If, at death, we bear with us
    • acquire during an incarnation on Earth he can acquire in no single
    • loneliness, groping in darkness. In the next incarnation he will fail
    • who were able to approach them because in the preceding incarnation
    • incarnation preceding the present one.
    • previous life; on medical examination they would have been found to
    • incarnation, we should find that during that period such human beings
    • preceding the last two incarnations? We should find that they had
    • another of their spiritual inclinations may bear fruit. All that they
    • incarnations. And we realise again and again what nonsense it is to
    • not merely out of a sense of duty, but out of love, inclination and
    • necessarily in the last incarnation only but in earlier lives as
    • contact with us into the next incarnation on Earth. But that remains
    • that he passes through many incarnations, that the Earth too has
    • passed through the several incarnations of Old Saturn, Old Sun and
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    • any direct connections still persisting from the last incarnation on
    • with the physical body which was his in the last incarnation. While a
    • incarnation on Earth taken as a whole, still lingers. Gradually,
    • it to develop what is needed for the next incarnation on Earth. Not
    • finished with the last earthly incarnation. As far as the region of
    • completely free from the ties of the last incarnation. But then it
    • configurations of a man's different incarnations are inscribed in
    • Theosophy: An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man,
    • evolution as it is today was preceded by the earlier incarnation of
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • represent the subordination of the etheric to the physical body, and denote
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    • examination, he will set to work and ‘cram’ for it during
  • Title: Lecture: Conscience and Wonder as Indications of Spiritual Vision in the Past and in the Future.
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    • ever have reached another explanation of the sunrise than that of mere
    • foolishness to fall into amazement because of it? The only explanation
    • super-sensible existence. Otherwise there would be no explanation of
    • Dream is an ancient heritage from former incarnations. Within these
    • earlier incarnations man passed through other states of consciousness
    • explanation for things which effect him in a sensational way. Those
    • explanation for the causes of volcanic eruptions, because they must
    • far away from volcanoes also attempt to find an explanation concerning
    • defy every other explanation. And human beings react in very different
    • unsatisfied longing for explanation. A sensitive conscience can make
    • such explanations of the world. For them, all the facts brought
    • explanations, and if you only start to mention them they begin to
    • any explanation.
    • incarnations they actually knew in their souls something about the
    • truth of reincarnation. There are still countless people upon the
    • earth even to-day who know about reincarnation and for whom it is an
    • embodiment when they still knew of reincarnation.
    • concerning their deeds in life, or to trouble much about explanations.
    • incarnations which now reveal themselves as wonder, as a kind of
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  • Title: Lecture: Conscience and Astonishment as Indications of Spiritual Vision in Past and Future.
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    • man has a particular need to find explanations for many things,
    • explanation of the sunrise, distinct from the mere appearance of its
    • about it? There is no other explanation of this than that if we are
    • super-sensible existence. Otherwise there would be no explanation for
    • heritage from earlier incarnations. Men passed in earlier
    • incarnations through other conditions of consciousness which were
    • easily to ask for the explanation of something which strikes him as
    • the explanation of volcanic eruptions, because people in such regions
    • for an explanation of them, because these events are startling and
    • through spiritual science. Some things defy every other explanation.
    • the soul if the longing for explanations remains unsatisfied. A
    • explanation of the world. All the things that are brought forward as
    • explanations derived from spiritual research appear to them terribly
    • asking for explanations. If you even begin to speak about
    • explanations, they yawn at once. And certainly with people of this
    • explanation.
    • whose lives have a meditative quality, who need to seek explanations
    • of reincarnation. Even today there are many human beings on earth who
    • previous incarnation in which they knew something about repeated
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  • Title: Lecture: Reflections of Consciousness, Super-consciousness and Sub-consciousness
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    • to connect the essential points with the explanations given
    • or that inclination, why he feels so deeply the cause of his
    • occurs through imagination, through what we call imaginative
    • incarnation, but strives to be true and upright in this life,
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    • their effects in the way usual to that emanation of human
    • someone has a longing to be the reincarnation of Mary
    • further and further we acquire real discrimination. This means
    • discrimination is something different from mere sight, mere
    • Devachan is an extraordinarily evil-smelling emanation, and
    • preceding incarnation, is obliged in this one to wear an ugly
  • Title: Lecture: Hidden Forces of Soul-Life
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    • spiritual training, imagination, inspiration, and intuition. Thus we
    • have to include imagination, inspiration, and intuition, in the
    • consciousness, to the Imaginations acquired by means of the right
    • imagination, or that we have a vision. And let us now suppose that
    • this Imagination, or this vision, corresponds to some good Being.
    • imagination or vision, lies enclosed, here, between these two
    • If, during the imagination or vision of an evil Being, we call
    • imagination, or vision, of a good Being. In this case, also, if we
    • clearness visions, imaginations, or other sorts of perceptions
    • exactly what imaginations correspond to this or that sympathy within
    • have the kind of vision, or imagination, described day before
    • belong only to his own world; these visions and imaginations would
    • how we may distinguish between a true vision or imagination which
    • an imagination and say to ourselves: “If we can see into the
    • being transformed into visions or Imaginations now disappears.
    • his sub-consciousness, does not always become vision or Imagination.
    • It becomes an Imagination if he undergoes the regular and necessary
    • Imaginations, Inspirations, and also premonitions, etc. — that
    • body, only that which he brings as far as vision or Imagination can
    • clairvoyant, he will now perceive just how his Imagination of the
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    • first two lectures constitute a critical examination of the principles
    • being, through spiritual training, attains to imagination,
    • imagination, inspiration, and intuition of the
    • consciousness would correspond to imaginations gained
    • imagination, or that we have a vision which may be the response
    • imagination or a vision, to be between these lines (b–c). In
    • super-sensible imagination or vision of an evil being we develop
    • an imagination or vision of a good being. If in this case we
    • imaginations, or some other sort of subconscious perception of
    • question knows or does not know which imaginations correspond
    • visions and imaginations as perceptions of his own being; they
    • send down this or that emanation from your conduct into your
    • distinguish a genuine vision or imagination
    • human being, confronting a vision or imagination may ask
    • does not always become vision and imagination. It becomes
    • imagination through correct training, and vision in the case of
    • imaginations, inspirations and premonitions: that these
    • imagination acts upon this elemental world. In the case
    • say, he would have a visionary picture, an imagination of
  • Title: Three Paths: Lecture I: The Path through the Gospels and The Path of Inner Experience
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    • individuality went through many incarnations, achieved higher and
    • developing through many incarnations. In the most beautiful and
    • from incarnation to incarnation, because it stems from the same forces
    • something which does not go from incarnation to incarnation, but which
    • man to mount from incarnation to incarnation, as is the case with
    • he can have something from a teacher who has passed from incarnation
    • to incarnation, but he who feels that directly from the spiritual
    • his own motion, out of his single incarnation, man seeks his
    • possible, in the single incarnations, to win a connection with the
    • given through the achievements of the successive incarnations.
    • which is a consequence of many incarnations, as happened to Buddha
    • from his incarnations as Bodhisatva.
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    • this religion, after having lived through many incarnations on earth
    • “When the Bodhisatva becomes Buddha in a human incarnation, then
    • this incarnation which the Buddha has to go through on earth is the
    • moment on, if we stand on the ground of the doctrine of reincarnation,
    • lived a personality who really belonged to no nation, least of all to
    • connected with any ordinary incarnation of mankind; that which was
    • physical incarnation, but as a once-appearing impulse lived only for
    • incarnations. All our pains are there in order that out of suffering
    • evolution, are not destined to have incarnations like man. But, if a
    • animals, will return and arise again, not through reincarnation, but
    • brought this upon themselves in earlier incarnations through
    • incarnations occur as in this fourth period. Men had to do a great
    • incarnations, they wanted to get as much as possible out of the
    • incarnation. Thence the remarkable fact that Pythagoras, the great
    • incarnation had fought as a Trojan hero on the side of the Trojans. He
    • single physical incarnations meant for them.
    • in this incarnation, because this, my destiny, is necessary for my
    • discharging their old Karma in the incarnations.
    • successive incarnations. As to a judge, as to a lord of Karma, men
    • will look up to the Christ in the succession of incarnations, when
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    • alternation of sleeping and waking in man, many will think of the
    • rhythmic alternation in the growth and withering of plants in
    • alternation. A certain comparison is possible here with what
    • resurgence of incarnations in that third epoch. It was like a
    • the blossom is the culmination. The spiral lines differ in the
    • part of the Earth a man lives, to which nation, race or religion he
    • The birth of Ego-consciousness is a fact of international
    • significance, having nothing whatever to do with nationality.
    • of Timelessness, in rhythmic alternation, an element that is
  • Title: Lecture: Love and Its Meaning In The World
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    • “God within”, because they knew nothing of reincarnation. If we
    • grasp the meaning of the law of reincarnation we recognise the significance
    • alone, with its teachings of Karma and reincarnation, can make us into
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    • evolution, as He has passed from incarnation to incarnation on
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    • through them because in every incarnation we experience something
    • incarnations. In most cases the appearance of the external world has
    • in the right sense with other explanations you will see the agreement,
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    • imagination — there are many more such than is generally supposed
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    • that in earlier incarnations your own soul took part in what these men
    • of it all? I know nothing about that being who passes from incarnation
    • to incarnation! I know solely about those beings who in each new
    • incarnation build up sheaths out of the Cosmos, but they build only
    • of you that goes from one incarnation to another, and on your astral
    • approaches his birth into a new incarnation, and seeks nation, family
    • this Being lie the forces which bring the soul from one incarnation to
    • incarnation to incarnation and are no longer mortal. For an
    • mourning and resignation. It will now be our task, in the boat of
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    • incarnations, the ego and the astral body.
    • disciple of philosophy; then, between this Greek incarnation and the
    • one as Goethe, there comes an incarnation (probably only one) which I
    • how a soul who in former incarnations could rule the entire man can be
    • all-too-human”. Persons who in earlier incarnations showed no
    • harmony between the outer and the inner, may enter fresh incarnations
    • incarnations will not feel confused in face of this disharmony. For in
    • incarnation may make him very well able to dominate the conversation
    • modern education, in his next incarnation he will lack the forces that
    • of an imbecile will he be in a later incarnation. For those categories
    • only about material things will find in later incarnations that they
    • in later incarnations gradually darken the consciousness, because the
    • with him over to a later incarnation, he would not make a success of
  • Title: Effects of Occult Development: Lecture I
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    • inactivity. But, through their condemnation to inactivity, it
    • things more through the imagination; it is more difficult to
    • requires the outer parts; hence the disinclination of many
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    • Imaginationen, so spielen sich in seinem Gehirn Prozesse ab,
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    • some imagination, processes take place in his brain which have
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    • bisherigen Gestaltung in dieser Inkarnation, mehr als das sonst
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    • strong inclination to observe himself very carefully, and for
    • incarnation. In esoteric development temperaments become more
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    • of the imagination. In the future this will be considered just
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    • explanation of certain experiences passed through by the
    • same way man himself in future incarnations of our earth will
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    • sich in unserer Anschauung die Lunge aus zu der Imagination
    • Menschengestalt kennt: zur Imagination des Adlers. Und wir
    • Profanation, die auch da schon eingetreten ist, bei Christian
    • zeigen, wie typisch Imaginationen auftreten, wie
    • das Anschauen des physischen Leibes in Imaginationen. Und zu
    • den größten Imaginationen, die man erleben kann,
    • und die Grals-imagination.
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    • of the profanation which has even crept in there, by Chrestien
    • imaginations appear, and how, to the true clairvoyance, the
    • imaginations. And these two, the Paradise-Imagination and the
    • Grail-Imagination, belong to the most sublime imaginations it
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    • eigentlich okkulte Imaginationen darstellen, welche wirklich
    • erste Inkarnation noch nicht betreten hatte, oder wo er sie
    • demjenigen, was ja durchaus Imaginationen sind, die mit Hilfe
    • aufnimmt, ist er inmitten von Imaginationen, die seinen
    • ganz die Bilder und Imaginationen der stärkeren
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    • represent occult imaginations which may really be experienced
    • upon his first incarnation, or when he is just beginning it,
    • of a cult with imaginations obtained from the higher worlds by
    • imaginations which, while he is influenced by the ritual,
    • imaginations of the stronger astral personality. You see how
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    • man muß die Zuflucht nehmen zu Imaginationen; und diese
    • Imaginationen werden ja auch in der Wirklichkeit erlebt. Allein
    • hellseherischen Imaginationen das einzige ist, was man erlebt;
    • wenn sie diesen Imaginationen gegenübersteht.
    • Imaginationen gegenüber, wie diejenige eine ist, die
    • geschildert worden ist in der Paradieses-Imagination. Wer diese
    • Paradiesesimagination wirklich erlebt, wer sie also als eine
    • Paradiesesimagination zu sehen ist, desto mehr Stärke
    • Paradieses-Imagination aus, oder besser gesagt, sie lassen sie
    • Paradieses-Imagination hat, außerhalb seines physischen
    • allmählich sich der Paradieses-Imagination zu nähern.
    • der Paradieses-Imagination. Und wenn diese aufgetreten ist mit
    • der Paradieses-Imagination, daß heißt, wird sie immer
    • Paradieses-Imagination, man wird eins mit ihr. Man fühlt
    • Interessen die Paradieses-Imagination; dann gewinnt man
    • mit der Paradieses-Imagination, fühlte sich so darinnen,
    • wie wenn diese Paradieses-Imagination jetzt seine eigene
    • Dinge und Wesenheiten der Paradieses-Imagination angeht. Wenn
    • der Mensch diese Vereinigung mit der Paradieses-Imagination
    • mit der Paradieses-Imagination gefeiert hat. Er wird dadurch
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    • these higher worlds, we must have recourse to imaginations: and
    • these imaginations are really actually experienced. But one
    • imaginations is the only thing that we experience; in a sense
    • these imaginations.
    • powerful imagination as that which has been described as the
    • Paradise-Imagination. One who really experiences this
    • Paradise-Imagination, who can have it before him as a conquest
    • this Paradise-Imagination, the more power have these forces
    • about in him is that they blot out the Paradise-Imagination
    • the Paradise-Imagination is experienced outside the physical
    • gradually to the Paradise-Imagination. And when these two
    • nearer and nearer to the Paradise-Imagination. And when this
    • If the student draws closer to the Paradise-Imagination; that
    • Paradise-Imagination, and become one with it. He then feels
    • obscure the Paradise-Imagination; he may obtain separate parts
    • Threshold and the union with the Paradise-Imagination is
    • Paradise-Imagination had now become his own greater astral
    • Paradise-Imagination. When the student knows his union with the
    • Paradise-Imagination is accomplished, he may then have somewhat
    • the Paradise-Imagination. He will thereby create for himself,
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    • Art unbewußter instinktiver Imagination im Hintergrunde,
    • der hinführt zur Paradiesesimagination. Ich habe Ihnen
    • Paradieses-Imagination entspricht ein vollständiges
    • nach der Zeit, welcher die Paradieses-Imagination entspricht,
    • Paradieses-Imagination kommen könnte, wenn er während
    • ließe zu der entsprechenden Imagination durch seinen
    • Paradieses-Imagination kommen will. Viele Überwindungen,
    • bekannt machen, daß alle diese Imaginationen außer
    • der Paradieses-Imagination flüchtig sind und daß man
    • Verstandeskombinationen, welche sich die heutige Wissenschaft
    • die Zeit, der die Paradieses-Imagination entspricht, desto
    • es kommen Imaginationen zustande, welche unwahr, unrichtig
    • auf die geschilderte Weise zu unrichtigen Imaginationen, dann
    • wirken diese unrichtigen Imaginationen in einer gewissen Weise
    • Imagination ohne weiteres gibt und sie nicht in dieser Weise zu
    • Imaginationen, welche zu Unrecht bestehen, als bloße
    • Imaginationen geben —, dann übertölpelt man
    • Zurückweisung solcher Imaginationen. Und es könnte
    • Kritik herausfordert — jemand, der falsche Imaginationen
    • Imaginationen. Wir können daraus ersehen, wie eigentlich
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    • imagination which told him something true; we might say, there
    • Paradise-Imagination. I have, indeed, told you — and it
    • is true — that this Paradise-Imagination corresponds to a
    • corresponding to the Paradise-Imagination, the form of man was,
    • that the pupil might attain to this Paradise-Imagination if he
    • body, stimulated to this Imagination by these. On the whole, it
    • necessary before attaining to this Paradise-Imagination. The
    • lectures; but you must understand that all these Imaginations,
    • except the Paradise-Imagination, are fugitive, and can be
    • than the fantastic intellectual combinations made by
    • time that corresponds to the Paradise-Imagination, the more
    • cannot then perceive the truth, but has imaginations which are
    • observation a person arrives at incorrect imaginations in the
    • of sound human intellect, we do well. If an Imagination is
    • imaginations would only be cited as mere imaginations), then
    • bestir itself to reject such imaginations. And it might very
    • easily provoke criticism, one who spreads false imaginations by
    • ought to be given to the imaginations in question.
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    • im okkulten Leben Imagination nennt. Immer mehr zeigt sich der
    • Persönlichkeit als eine Summe von Imaginationen, von
    • Imaginationen. Das, was physische Materie ist, das verschwindet
    • Imaginationen; aber die sind so zusammengeschoben, daß sie
    • der Erde oder auch einzelne Menschen durch ihre Inkarnationen
    • zu früheren Inkarnationen zurückzuschauen. Ich
    • gibt, in frühere Inkarnationen zurückzuschauen. Das
    • Leib auch in Imaginationen, und dann weiß man: Diese Tiere
    • sind Imaginationen, das heißt sie sind in einem
    • Bewußtsein vorgestellte Imaginationen. Wer stellt denn die
    • Tiere als Imaginationen vor? Bei wem sind sie die
    • Imaginationen? Tiere, auch Pflanzen in ihren äußeren
    • die Mineralien — sind Imaginationen Ahrimans. Unsere
    • Wesenheiten darstellen, Imaginationen Ahrimans sind. Wir wissen
    • liegen. Die Gruppenseelen sind nicht Imaginationen Ahrimans,
    • Gestalten sind die Imaginationen Ahrimans. Wenn wir also das
    • und denen aufprägt seine Imaginationen. Die
    • die Imagination nennen. Wir können geradezu sagen: Beim
    • Bewußtseinsseele in die Imaginationsseele.
    • Inspirationsseele, der Imaginationsseele, was dann ins
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    • occult life is called ‘Imagination.’ The physical
    • and more as a number of imaginations, of pictures which are in
    • number of pictures, a number of imaginations are perceived. To
    • its place appear imaginations: but these are so pressed
    • human beings alter in the course of their incarnations, and how
    • incarnations of this or that individuality; yea, even to ascend
    • appears dark and dull or has an inner illumination, according
    • former incarnations. This is the stage which gives one the
    • power to look back to previous incarnations; it is the
    • Imaginations, and then we know that these animals are not what
    • they appear to be in maya, but are imaginations: that is, they
    • are imaginations, conceived in a consciousness. Who, then,
    • conceives the animals as imaginations? Whose imaginations are
    • — are imaginations of Ahriman. Our physicists seek for
    • as material beings, are imaginations of Ahriman. We know,
    • Group-Souls. The Group-Souls are not imaginations of Ahriman,
    • imaginations of Ahriman. Thus, if we take the lion-tribe; the
    • imprinting upon them his own imaginations. The separate
    • ‘Imaginations.’ We may simply say that when a
    • Intuition, Inspiration and Imagination without any danger. When
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    • Arjuna shows no inclination, needing Krishna to tame him down to
    • transformations and incarnations in the search for life in external
    • folk-soul, the nation-soul, signify to a man today? Certainly it is
    • nation-soul does not really count. This may be a hard saying but it
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    • imagination, of feeling and will — these too must not be
    • or perhaps in that of our nearest connections of family, nation, or
    • incarnation to incarnation. It is eternal. This deepest being of man
    • incarnation to incarnation — this stated in abstract and
    • reincarnation, but as Krishna taught it, as a general and abstract
    • passes from one incarnation to the next. The soul wakens to know
    • into it analogous to the alternation of summer and winter on the
    • winter as I am asleep and awake in the alternation of night and day.
    • incarnation to another in the earth's evolution. That is the third
    • incarnation to incarnation on the earth.
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    • incarnation. One who follows such indications as are given in my book
    • will often find it easy here too to give a materialistic explanation
    • this incarnation with an imperfection in our soul. We felt it deeply,
    • the horizon of this incarnation, it feels one thing only to be
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    • things that life opens to view, yet no explanation for them is to be
    • light-air. He imagines that he sees the different incarnations of
    • finding nothing at all about the previous incarnations of some person
    • you wanted to investigate the earlier incarnations of Robespierre.
    • have been his previous incarnations. In that way you never can
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    • repeated incarnations. Thus a new age is beginning, the age of
    • incarnations into higher ones. It was a mighty driving force in the
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    • super-sensible illustrations so to say, are Imaginations. The
    • Imagination. Then the uplifted and strengthened soul-force that
    • in Imaginations. This is where the majesty of description in this
    • in a picture, in an Imagination.
    • realize it the Imagination of Krishna as Arjuna now describes it will
    • narrator, and describes his Imagination in words so wonderful that
    • Such is the Imagination
    • where an Imagination of Krishna is possible. Then we hear what
    • and spirit of such a mighty Imagination as that of Arjuna presented
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    • souls for birth and death in successive incarnations, and it could
    • incarnation takes place. This soul actually incarnated in the body of
    • incarnation of that same soul that had never before lived in a human
    • that had passed through many incarnations and reached its eminence by
    • course of earthly incarnations. We understand that this soul could
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    • belong to a certain nation should always have an immediate feeling
    • nation, even though it might belong to a previous age. The population
    • imagination of dream-life — was in that ancient time the normal
    • sense of the ego; fully conscious Imagination as it is described in
    • explanation of the world — which today, to use a graphic term,
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    • smell. For our present incarnation we could not properly call that
    • the Imagination appear before us. On the one side the Imagination of
    • to wait for the incarnation of a Savior who is predestined, whom they
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    • between death at the end of a medieval incarnation and birth into our
    • their incarnation in the Middle Ages (this being the content of the
    • experiences of the previous incarnation as occultly true. When it is
    • description in advance both as theories and explanations has
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    • through his imagination and his soul life of feeling, no longer
    • reality, are only illusions, hallucinations, dream pictures.
    • truths. He may tell people about all sorts of incarnations of this
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    • being capable of transformation? It is his living in imagination, in
    • thinking or imagination; for the opposite condition, the will.
    • is necessary; like the alternation of sleeping and waking In the
    • We would be mistaken if we imagined that the alternation of
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    • living in imagination, in mental images, the ability to make his
    • the faculty of transformation: thinking or imagination; for the
    • this self-willing is necessary; like the alternation of sleeping and
    • We would be mistaken if we imagined that the alternation
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    • about reincarnation, that is, the truly genuine remembrances of
    • experience and at once relate it to this or that former incarnation.
    • spiritual science. This happens chiefly in the case of reincarnation,
    • himself, “Look at that: in your previous incarnation you had
    • yourself with quite different qualities in a former incarnation. What
    • incorrect clairvoyance many previous incarnations are described,
    • acquired in the present earth life to create in the imagination what
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    • properly unless our explanations involve atoms by way of a
    • however, found it necessary to provide some explanation for the
    • ahrimanic beings....” and so on; Felix's explanations became
    • explanations that he no longer could listen properly and though he
    • explanations that Benedictus had given him of the luciferic and
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    • spiritual initiatives and aims together. Nations writing a different
    • nations that write with Roman letters, it will be necessary —
    • this in regard to the relationships in European national life. It is
    • dance, we could say, is a combination of several arts. When one
    • what lives from one life on earth to another, from incarnation to
    • incarnation. In moving from one life on earth to the next one,
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    • incarnation to incarnation, in such a way that we feel almost as
    • imaginations of Johannes Thomasius.
    • not remain in the realm of imagination but extends into the objective
    • be resolved in this incarnation. Much of this karma lies buried and
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    • who don't practice discrimination can very easily be carried away,
    • the power of clear, objective discrimination. Then we would have a
    • age. This points up a lack of discrimination between what has inner
    • short, he will be the victim of hallucinations and illusions; he will
    • incarnation. It would indeed be wrong to say to oneself, “I
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    • «Reinkarnation und Karma» sehen können,
    • ganz konsequent zu der Reinkarnationsidee.
    • zurückgeht und ein Anhänger der Reinkarnationsidee
    • gelebt auf irgendeiner Inkarnation der Erde selbst.
    • Reinkarnationsidee übertragen
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    • “Reincarnation and Karma,” a direct line leads from
    • by an absolutely consistent path to the idea of reincarnation.
    • Darwinism and happens to believe in the idea of reincarnation,
    • incarnation of the planet Earth. [The reference here is to
    • a case the idea of reincarnation has been grafted into the soil
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    • illumination, upon the riddle of the universe. And as a seer
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    • perceive how peoples and nations arise and then pass away, how
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    • things that had already flamed up as illumination in his own
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    • of Ahriman remained in men under Ahriman's domination,
    • Heaven.” And the mystery of the Bread, of incarnation in
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    • eine solche Inkarnation durchgemacht hat, sich
    • lebhaften Imaginationen, das ganze Rätsel
    • Verkörpertwerden in irdische Inkarnationen:
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    • When we consider such an incarnation, we
    • having passed through such an incarnation become evident early
    • pagan sacrifice. However, he now saw in vivid imaginations the
    • evolution and incorporations in earthly incarnations in a
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    • Höhen herunterstieg zu irdischen Inkarnationen.
    • Inkarnation zu Inkarnation weiter. Daher gab es in jenen Zeiten
    • wurde. Je weiter die Inkarnationen
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    • Menschen-Ich ist das, was von Inkarnation zu Inkarnation auf
    • Zeit zu seiner Erdeninkarnation
    • Inkarnationen durchgehenden Ichs kommen sollten. Der
    • richtige Buddhist das, was von einer Inkarnation zur
    • des Buddhismus, daß von einem durch die Inkarnationen
    • nächsten Inkarnation der Erde. Aber
    • Inkarnationen später finden werden als die
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    • Golgotha to be a kind of interim culmination of other
    • culmination.
    • had no earthly incarnations behind him for the whole of
    • down to earthly incarnations, something was as it were
    • from one earthly incarnation to another, whereas the
    • descent of man to earthly incarnations and the onset of
    • passes through the series of incarnations. Without
    • from one incarnation to another to the fruit of the mango
    • Earth capable of germination in the Cosmos, of passing
    • perhaps one or two incarnations later than the peoples of
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    • explanation of the deepening of thought at that time be found. Only
    • considerations today as offering an explanation of anything. The more
    • you feel that what I have told you is not an explanation; the more
    • explanation of what we have heard, but the setting out of a riddle,
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    • anthroposophical explanations. I mean the Jesus in whom lived the Ego
    • which had developed in a certain way through earlier incarnations. We
    • have happened to them as they went through subsequent incarnations;
    • soul. And persons who have no inclination for Apollo's music,
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    • and do we not know how in his next incarnation the messenger
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    • imagination; it has movement, certain illnesses, and ebb and flow are
    • Saturn and the Sun stood together in Cancer, approaching culmination.
    • drink. The earth has a formative power, a kind of imagination; it has
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    • people, is to be conceived as a Macrocosm. Every nation has
    • important that each member of a nation should experience what
    • race relates himself to the whole nation as the seed to the
    • opposed to the life of the one incarnation; for what man
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    • humanity descended into earthly incarnations before the approach of the
    • human soul before it descended into its earthly incarnations.
  • Title: Human and Cosmic Thought: Lecture I
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    • they ask for an explanation of something, are satisfied if the reply
    • that. They take the feeling of familiarity for an explanation and
    • certain demands on your imagination. You must think to yourself that
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    • they ask for an explanation of something, are satisfied if the reply
    • that. They take the feeling of familiarity for an explanation and
    • certain demands on your imagination. You must think to yourself that
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    • learnt the laws governing the combination and separation of
    • explanations already given we can call such Realists, and their
    • perception, but if we go outside a mathematical explanation, we shall
    • about an explanation of the universe as thoroughly as we have tried
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    • learnt the laws governing the combination and separation of
    • explanations already given we can call such Realists, and their
    • perception, but if we go outside a mathematical explanation, we shall
    • about an explanation of the universe as thoroughly as we have tried
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    • Gnostic and at the same time have a certain inclination to be
    • inclination towards the constellation of Monadism. Then he would not,
    • which a person carries with him through a given incarnation is called
    • many nuances if you reckon with all their combinations — are
    • only three tones to distinguish. All world-pictures, all combinations
    • with imagination, so the occultist, the Intuitionist, as we mean him
    • Moon for an explanation of the phenomenon of the Earth —
    • combinations that can spring from this spiritual cosmos. The lower
    • incarnations that we have to go through on earth. And one can also
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    • inclination towards the constellation of Monadism. Then he would not,
    • which a person carries with him through a given incarnation is called
    • many nuances if you reckon with all their combinations — are
    • only three tones to distinguish. All world-pictures, all combinations
    • with imagination, so the occultist, the Intuitionist, as we mean him
    • Moon for an explanation of the phenomenon of the Earth —
    • combinations that can spring from this spiritual cosmos. The lower
    • incarnations that we have to go through on earth. And one can also
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    • gather that human souls can have an inclination to change the sign
    • of Idealism; and such a soul, in the course of the same incarnation,
    • does it mean? It means that through an earlier incarnation Nietzsche
    • virtue of his earlier incarnation, the forces of Idealism and of
    • With the aid of such an explanation as this we see more depth that we
    • first period of the incarnation he was then living through as Fichte)
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    • gather that human souls can have an inclination to change the sign
    • of Idealism; and such a soul, in the course of the same incarnation,
    • does it mean? It means that through an earlier incarnation Nietzsche
    • virtue of his earlier incarnation, the forces of Idealism and of
    • With the aid of such an explanation as this we see more depth that we
    • first period of the incarnation he was then living through as Fichte)
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    • and show the Incarnation of Christ as the pivot of cosmic and human
    • kindly, good-hearted people but had no inclination whatever for spiritual
    • carried out by a person with religious, reverential inclinations towards
    • One who has no actual occult knowledge, but whose inclinations and
    • body from incarnation to incarnation, and the outer progress and
    • from one nation to another, from one epoch to another. This progress
    • future incarnations.
    • a future incarnation this organ will be possessed by human beings who at
    • the possibility of having in their next incarnation a true remembrance of
    • for remembering an earlier incarnation — which in the case of
    • right way and only those who in the present incarnation have
    • we are living in a future incarnation we shall only be able to
    • soul which continues from one incarnation to another. A man who does
    • to which he never gave a thought in the earlier incarnation?
    • ourselves that which will enable us in a future incarnation to
    • their next incarnation, with the above-mentioned organ for the
    • incarnation we must inscribe in the Akasha-substance the knowledge we
    • acquire in order that in our next incarnation we may be able to use
    • Anthroposophy will suffer in his following incarnations in the sense
    • to new incarnations.
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    • and show the Incarnation of Christ as the pivot of cosmic and human
    • different nations and peoples, but because they become leaders of
  • Title: Va: THE MICHAEL IMPULSE AND THE MYSTERY OF GOLGOTHA
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    • knowledge of Imagination, Inspiration, Intuition, may lay hold of the
    • through Imagination and Inspiration, to flow directly into the human
    • whole way in which they are organised will in future incarnations be
    • troubled in the earlier incarnation to have thoughts about the nature
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    • incarnation to incarnation. The individual guidance of human beings is
    • That is an important Imagination, — Michael overcoming the
    • Let us take this picture and make of it an Imagination. Let us try to
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • incarnations. Memory at the present time is in a preparatory stage,
    • from former incarnations, but also how to pass over into our future
    • incarnations. It would go ill with our power of Memory in future
    • incarnations if we were not permeated with the Christ-Impulse. Our
    • through ever-recurring incarnations. Let us learn, through Spiritual
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    • animating every unselfish inclination within us, arousing it from passive
    • ensoulment as an archangel and His human incarnation He had taken an
    • do not know, for I never make theoretical combinations. The facts
    • the illumination of what preserves the integrity of the ego toward the
    • concerning human evolution, cosmic mysteries, reincarnation and karma,
    • for Christ did not appear to one nation only but, being the great Sun
    • regardless of nation and religion. May many gradually find the way to
  • Title: Nature of Man: Lecture 2: Vision of the Ideal Human Being
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    • of memory helps us to leave the body. Imagination is not bound by
    • have made of ourselves in previous incarnations. Then comes the great
    • the true explanation of it.
    • In fact, when Imagination begins
    • between the memories appear pictures, imaginations of something we
    • lived before we were connected in our present incarnation with
    • before we entered into this incarnation. This is the other way of
    • before his incarnation, in a ‘before’. And he looks upon
    • Imagination. Although we cannot there develop a religion by
    • we have made of ourselves in the course of our incarnations, in the
    • renounce. Each time, before an earthly incarnation takes place, the
    • into physical incarnation he himself must work plastically on his
  • Title: Nature of Man: Lecture 3: Senses and Luciferic Temptation
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    • light and colour. With this comes Imagination, Inspiration, Intuition
    • allow Imagination, Inspiration, Intuition to enter; Lucifer otherwise
    • Ahriman's action prevents our using Imagination, Inspiration,
    • Imagination, Inspiration, Intuition is what we have gone through in
    • world occultly through Imaginations, through creative images. The
    • Imagination, and within this again is revealed Inspiration, and
    • Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition.
    • surface of the sensation of colour, — creative Imagination,
    • Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition were really to enter our
    • temptation of Lucifer. This Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition
    • consciousness, and does not allow Imagination, Inspiration and
    • sends in his Imagination, Inspiration, and Intuition, and the
    • Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition within us and we should rise
    • experienced the perceptions which pass into it from Imaginations,
    • the surface, we should see before us the ‘Imagination’ of
    • Now, to the explanation I have
    • exactly the same manner, and Imaginations, Inspirations and
    • Imaginations, Inspirations and Intuitions were not so entirely
    • so organised that the Imaginations hidden within the
    • Imagination; so that to the people belonging to the ancient Egyptian
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    • to approach a fresh incarnation. We need this life force to permeate
    • approach a fresh incarnation in the correct way. When we return to
    • physical reality in his next incarnation. He is to produce what he
    • have to pass on; we have to enter into our next incarnation. The
    • our next incarnation, through the good Gods, without being conscious
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    • incarnations. In all this the feeling of the Ego must be preserved.
    • imagination. From the standpoint of inwardness the experience is
    • elementals which appear before our soul as mighty Imaginations. In
    • it reveals to us a vision of our previous earthly incarnations. These
  • Title: Nature of Man: Lecture 6: Pleasures and Sufferings in the Life Beyond
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    • many incarnations. Some almost animal pleasures give intense pain to
    • them in the next incarnation. Concrete example of a lie and its
    • in that person's next incarnation, he has more will and more character
    • previous incarnation. Communication from living to dead is barred if
    • incarnation. Mass production. Social life is a disease that will
    • previous incarnations, and the intervening periods between deaths and
    • incarnations, that we must be in the spiritual world again and again
    • between these incarnations, so that at length we may be able to bring
    • the things necessary for our next incarnation.
    • to give the service due to certain people in my next incarnation if I
    • great inventors are often people who in former incarnations died
    • through the portal of death without spiritual inclinations, and
    • their souls in their present incarnation to feel the approach of the
    • remains a force in their souls for their next incarnation. Thus the
    • do in his following incarnation in order not to become one-sided. In
    • when we enter earthly incarnation, it is not exhausted in this
    • incarnation as are the other forces we bring with us at birth. I have
    • their new incarnation. The Spirit must work with greater power, so
    • out even in their earthly incarnations; it will dawn first in a few,
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    • selfish fear, the imaginations arising from these pictures in the soul
    • injurious forces to enter the human body. Imaginations of fear are
    • fearful imaginations but with the effects produced by loving help, this
    • was as an individual, we came to an earlier incarnation about the third
    • resulted. She brought with her into her latest incarnation the powers
    • of strength which would have served a long life in that incarnation,
    • imaginations, as it were lifting them up out of a sick body gradually
    • imaginations. That person then passed through the gates of death, and
    • his imaginations are beginning to shine out in wondrous beauty so that
    • this world of Cosmic imaginations which really consumed the body by the
    • imaginations which radiate toward the exploring spiritual investigator,
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    • souls (our own souls) have in earlier incarnations been through the
    • let us say; so that now, in the incarnations which have run their
    • incarnations in vain; they can find within their souls the inward
    • it, also the planets, just as one forms an imagination, if one has in
    • man must be the reincarnation of a great individual; he must have been
    • Science. Those who have had the most important incarnations in earlier
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    • [Growth, Decay, Reincarnation]
    • incarnation he had as yet learned nothing, he was most profoundly
    • fact true that, on close examination, one sees how, when man falls
    • doctrine of reincarnation. The oriental stream possessed this as
    • incarnations, and then has become a Bodhisattva, as did Gautama, the
    • incarnations, became Bodhisattva, and then ascended to the next
    • the spiritual being who goes through many incarnations. Brahmanism
    • attainment, and for this he has to go through many incarnations; but
    • designation “Buddha” is an honourable title which may be
    • more to the occult interpretation, to a higher inter-denominational
    • results as regards interdenominational Christianity, what Raphael has
    • inclinations will show themselves in the child which were not there
    • imagination was left to him and this was then developed in the soul
    • interdenominational Christianity to flow into the souls of men. But
    • go through many incarnations; and how important it is that the West
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    • immeasurable as long as we do not ascend from Imagination, which
    • subsequent incarnations of our earth. That would be a remarkable
    • incarnation, if not fertilised as I have described. The outer forms
    • the cosmic mysteries and that which his own arbitrary imagination has
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    • inclination towards the study of far-distant cosmic developments in
    • numerous reincarnations, or the complicated conditions of karma, when
    • life far more clearly than theoretical explanations, for we say to
    • theoretical explanations about morals? These lectures are to show
  • Title: Anthroposophical Ethics (1928): Anthroposophical Ethics I
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    • Anthroposophists are often reproached for their inclination
    • reincarnations, or the complicated conditions of karma, when
    • more clearly than theoretical explanations, for we say to
    • not perplex themselves with theoretical explanations about
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    • considered to be. Thus we see how the whole nation was divided
    • be understood by an examination into the secrets of existence.
    • incarnations. If we wish to understand the special incarnations
    • can develop in such a way that in one incarnation it embodies itself
    • may re-embody itself in a later incarnation in an entirely different
    • souls which in a previous incarnation were embodied in India, Japan
    • became a Buddha in the incarnation of which we are usually told and
    • individuality which had passed through many incarnations as
    • incarnation which for him is the last. From this time onwards, such
    • that particular incarnation, it only appeared in the next. The pupils
    • Christ-impulse, in the next incarnation were such that this
    • incarnation as Francis of Assisi. No wonder, then, that in him there
    • this Christ-impulse work further in his next incarnation? It acted in
    • such a way that, when in his next incarnation Francis of Assisi was
    • for the Christ power, in his previous incarnation, in that
    • are not here referring to previous or succeeding incarnations of
    • were incarnated. The succession of incarnations and the physical
    • single incarnation of Francis of Assisi, really carried the actual
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    • nation was divided into four recognised castes and one that was
    • This can only be understood by an examination into the secrets
    • the possibility for very special incarnations. If we wish to
    • understand the special incarnations of souls in the most
    • such a way that in one incarnation it embodies itself in a
    • may re-embody itself in a later incarnation in an entirely
    • present day souls which in a previous incarnation were embodied
    • a Buddha in the incarnation of which we are usually told and
    • through many incarnations as Bodhisattva and then risen to the
    • Bodhisattva to Buddha enters into an incarnation which for him
    • incarnation, it only appeared in the next. The pupils who had
    • received the Christ-impulse, in the next incarnation were such
    • in his next incarnation as Francis of Assisi. No wonder, then,
    • incarnation? It acted in such a way that, when in his next
    • incarnation Francis of Assisi was transposed into a community
    • previous incarnation, in that particular place of
    • or succeeding incarnations of the individualities of the
    • succession of incarnations and the physical line of heredity
    • that single incarnation of Francis of Assisi, really carried
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    • incarnation to incarnation, that he has diverged from the original
    • possibility but an actuality; for as man journeyed from incarnation
    • to incarnation, by his turning now to one side and now to the other,
    • different characters, racial and national peculiarities, with widely
    • not be evident without further explanation, that Anthroposophy
    • concerning reincarnation, and the development of the various races,
    • of race, colour, nationality, religious faith, philosophy, etc. If
    • conscious disinclination for all that mars man as a part in the
    • incarnations, it is his task to rectify all the mistakes made
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    • evolution, in man's passage from incarnation to incarnation
    • journeyed from incarnation to incarnation, by his turning now
    • souls with widely different characters, racial and national
    • explanation, that Anthroposophy arouses this interest in us
    • Saturn, Sun and Moon, concerning reincarnation, and the
    • special characteristics of race, colour, nationality,
    • disinclination for all that mars man as a part in the
    • earth-development in repeated incarnations, it is our task to
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    • incarnation to incarnation, that he has diverged from the
    • incarnation to incarnation, by his turning now to one side and
    • characters, racial and national peculiarities, with widely
    • further explanation, that Anthroposophy arouses this
    • concerning reincarnation, and the development of the various
    • characteristics of race, colour, nationality, religious faith,
    • disinclination for all that mars man as a part in the universal
    • the earth development in repeated incarnations, it is his task
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    • the physical body of man as being capable of explanation by anything
    • time of the condemnation before the crucifixion. Let us place before
    • to whether this illumination could stimulate man's consciousness to
    • seemed aphoristic in the explanations given to-day will find its
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    • imaginations make their appearance. Images rise up, but they are
    • from visions, hallucinations, or other such pathological conditions
    • spiritual world, when they are only having hallucinations and visions?
    • hallucinations and visions in basically the same way as external
    • of hallucinations and visions that a person remains passive; he
    • us in the way a vision or hallucination does. We must be fully active
    • embarks upon a new incarnation.
    • speaks of reincarnation. Spiritual science certainly does not draw
    • acknowledging the truth of reincarnation. It can't change the fact
    • deepened by experience, led him to speak about reincarnation. At the
    • reincarnation at the height of his career. So they say, “Oh, well,
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    • anyone of his incarnations; he bears this debt with him, with his
    • Karma, and discharges it later; this, in the course of incarnations,
    • the present incarnation, and then in the next incarnation do something
    • found in the Akashic Record. Examination of the Karma in a later
    • incarnation of this man reveals that there is something still in his
    • Examination
    • incarnation must have been inscribed in the Akashic Record, but it is
    • incarnations and examine what he did then, I do not find this fact
    • affair of the successive incarnations of man. The significance of
    • time when men shall have passed through their earthly incarnations.
    • But, is it not a profanation of the Christ in us, a fresh crucifixion
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    • through the portal of death when the present incarnation is over. But
    • forth from him in earlier incarnations. There would be a dead earth,
    • world, the remains of our earth-incarnations will stand there like a
    • irradiated by Christ and permeated by His life. Our incarnations stand
    • there, that is to say, the remains of these incarnations, and taken as
    • incarnations coalesce. Let us take one incarnation: certain relics or
    • remains are left, as we have described. Further incarnations have other
    • our collective earth-incarnations are united into a spiritual body.
    • the separate incarnations. From a heart profoundly moved I say:
    • our various incarnations would be scattered at the end of the
    • devil.’ But the true explanation leads us back to this simple,
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    • human beings passing from incarnation to incarnation attain greater
    • A certain illumination is given by one who has spoken of these things
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    • of the destinies of nations from a spiritual point of view. He goes on to
    • Nations
    • of individuals and of nations. Let us stand for a moment
    • them where the destinies of individuals and of nations
    • in the hearts of men and of nations. The second volume
    • incarnations on earth to what will be truly right for
  • Title: Destinies of Individuals and Nations: Lecture 2: Nationalities and Nationalism in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • Nationalities and Nationalism in the
    • through man's successive incarnations on earth. On the
    • nationality. This is something we should never forget,
    • call man's higher self, the concept of nationality loses
    • nationality’ is among the things we cast
    • incarnations the human being belongs not to one but to a
    • number of different nationalities. The part of him that
    • links him to a particular nationality is among the things