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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture I
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    • just as we call men here on the physical plane ‘persons.’
    • on the earth with the aid of astral forces. One might call them the
    • elemental beings, as they may be called. Man is really never alone;
    • of the human body. Let us call to mind, for example, the three bodily
    • into the body through minute vascular organs called the ‘villi’
    • which we have in the body and which we call the ‘chyle.’
    • take the same course as the blood vessels we call veins, because they
    • into two parts; not, indeed, symmetrically, but so that one part comprises
    • clairvoyantly what one calls chyle, that is, the external expression of
    • is aroused. Now when a concept is called forth in the soul through outer
    • They do not enclose everything egotistically in themselves as the liver
    • may be called a combustion process, and with this breathing and combustion
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture II
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    • we call lymph, to the digestive fluids, also to our sense-perceptions.
    • which we call the Old Moon (not to be confused with our present moon);
    • of “Saturn.” And looking forward we see prophetically that
    • occult science we call a “Sun” is — like our present
    • The sense-consciousness which we call the clear consciousness of day
    • today call a “Zodiac” — it is the stage higher than
    • nearly as physically dense as our earth. It was a condition of utmost
    • that within what we call a planetary system the forces which evolved
    • passed through three “life-conditions” (also called “rounds”).
    • why the occultists have called the constellation which was entered at
    • very Self over our sphere in sacrifice. This Being is called the “Mystical
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture III
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    • are taken into account. This is called the “Kant-Laplace theory,”
    • one could perhaps call “antisophy.” But we are living in
    • of our present solar system theosophically we need in no wise —
    • calls this state of a cosmic body, Pralaya. Thus Saturn went through
    • We call the beings who
    • beings have only advanced to the point of being physically incorporated
    • we call “Uranus,” and which therefore has but slight connection
    • pap-like mass. Greek mythology calls this condition “Chaos.”
    • we have called the Fire-Spirits took their scene of action away from
    • You will remember that I once showed you how one passes symbolically
    • the beings of an essentially higher order than man, whom we have called
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture IV
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    • there were no solid rocky masses, what we call the mineral world in
    • conception you must call to mind what pulses up and down in your own
    • was called Gaea and the atmosphere Chronos. Now consider the myth: the
    • and spirit-self, and so forth, up to the tenth member. All that we call
    • only schematically. Man receives his ego. It comes in contact first
    • takes place in what we call the Lemurian Age, in the middle of earthly
    • that which lived in him inwardly; he was as if hermetically sealed towards
    • expanded in this way in the astral body there arose what has been called
    • of man practically into the first and second third of the Atlantean
    • whole schematically now; in the course of succeeding lectures we shall
    • We call the etheric body
    • or mind soul and the transformed physical body we call the consciousness
    • we must think of it schematically like this: the astral body, etheric
    • what we call Theosophy we learn to know of these deeds, we live and
    • has taken place, after today having dealt with it more schematically.
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture V
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    • in what we call the Akashic Record when we look back in spiritual vision
    • being which in all fineness was still etherically a being of warmth
    • being as he appears to us today. The departure of the moon was practically
    • of the moon that what today we call the mineral kingdom arose, that
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VI
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    • respect was already organically substantial, and last of all the mineral
    • find it was radically different from that of a human being of today.
    • call “personality.” With this word much is said in the characterization
    • and called it — let us say — “Adam” or “Noah,”
    • planet. Hence in occultism we call the Moon the “Cosmos of Wisdom”
    • of the Spirits of Wisdom. But you must not treat this mechanically and
    • call the Christ, and since He has an interest not only in the individuality,
    • but directly in each single personality of the earth, we call Him the
    • come. It is called the “last crisis” and must be described
    • as “Spiritualization” or, as it is popularly called, the
    • be called in the best sense of the word the “madness of materiality”
    • that is, that someday something will come about which one calls spiritualization,
    • love, so have these Spirits, whom we call Luciferic Spirits, brought
    • feel one with the eternal Ground of the World Whom we call the “Father”
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VII
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    • look up to hierarchies — as they are called in occultism —
    • above man are called in esoteric Christian terminology “Angels,”
    • the beings whom we call Angels, Angeloi. This then is the first stage
    • “Original Forces” whom we also call Archai; and then the
    • “Revelations” or Powers, Exusiai; the so-called Mights or
    • in the Christian sense, one calls the actual “Godhead.”
    • the whole ladder of Beings whom we call Angels, Archangels, and so on,
    • and how he has round him at first what we have called the memory panorama
    • what one calls the folk spirit, the common spirit of the people or folk,
    • before God.” In ancient Hebrew he was also called the “Countenance
    • He was therefore called literally the Countenance of God.
    • the protector who was called upon by the candidate for initiation.
    • certain beings. Thus there is an Archangel, earlier called “Surakiel,”
    • this connection it is plain that what is called in general by the abstract
    • right to be there is that being whom one is right in calling “Satan”
    • Epochal Spirit. That is the true nature of the Spirit who is also called
    • what is revealed in the world as spirit. Satan was called a Spirit of
    • to very lofty Spirits, and we come next to the hierarchy who are called
    • up to those we have called Epochal Spirits. The whole structure in which
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VIII
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    • who in this case may be called “advanced theosophists.”
    • accustomed to call the old Moon, and we know that certain spiritual
    • the coarse body. Those beings, for instance, whom we call Lunar Pitris,
    • for what we are accustomed to call spirit in man cannot be discovered
    • with their so-called group ego, and that this is itself of a spiritual
    • body and soul. In various occult teachings they are often called elemental
    • spirits. To call them elemental spirits shows the greatest possible
    • to call them elemental beings, and we shall see shortly why their bodies
    • attribute to them any kind of moral responsibility. What one calls moral
    • do automatically, and at the same time it is not at all unlike what
    • the human intellect, intelligence, does. They possess what one calls
    • working purely mechanically. We must picture to ourselves that all the
    • which is therefore as it was macrocosmically, and one part upon which
    • What we call elemental
    • astral body, and ego. It is true that the beings which we call gnomes
    • we call the ego. The gnomes have the physical body as their highest
    • have a sort of automatic intelligence because it really acts automatically.
    • before us the beings that we call gnomes. We shall then be able to throw
    • corporeal nature; they are called dreamers and visionaries by ordinary
    • of becoming merged with the race. They are called the “sixteen
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture IX
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    • around us in what we call the super-sensible world.
    • enlightened person says that people talk of elemental beings and call
    • beings which one calls Sylphs or Lemures. In border-regions where different
    • out and what one calls the modern consciousness sinks into an indefinite
    • then you would see that what are called Nymphs and Undines are very
    • of the earthy realm there lie whole bundles of the beings we call Gnomes.
    • beings whom they called the Gods. These men were descending deeper into
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture X
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    • forces are developed which draw various beings, whom we have called
    • seen that the elemental beings called by spiritual science “Salamanders”
    • — if one may so call it, have indeed such ego souls as man, differing
    • waking life. We know further that the beings which we call animals are
    • animals have a group soul or group ego which is in the so-called astral
    • world. Further, the beings which we call plants have a dreamless sleeping
    • the transitional state of dream, they have what we may call a sleep
    • embodiment of our Earth lying in a primeval past which we call the Saturn
    • we call the ego. Thus the human being has evolved quite slowly and gradually.
    • body went through a change, and the organs arose which we call today
    • body callously leaves what belongs to it, what it is actually due to
    • maintain, and in the same way the ego deserts that which it has called
    • has been called forth by a spiritual principle when this spiritual principle
    • body. We might call them intruders, but that is in no sense correct.
    • We ought in many ways to call them guardian spirits, for they are the
    • sustainers of what man callously deserts in the night.
    • sense we call fatigue. Man is refreshed and renewed in the morning because
    • call them intruders — who care for man's blood and nerve systems
    • circles and not only theoretically but as giving the foundation for
    • connections I have also called your attention to the fact that it is
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture XI
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    • what we call roughly the astral body, the soul body, which belongs to
    • know that the consciousness soul is again connected with what we call
    • What we call the sentient
    • impressions of the day. What in a comprehensive sense we call man's
    • might call the “forces of space.” Since in our present civilization
    • takes place with what we call the soul body. When the inner soul nature
    • the soul has lived in what has always been called the “Harmony
    • unconsciously in the sphere harmonies, and to be musically gifted means
    • at such a stage what we call the art of music arises.
    • one today speaking broadly calls naturalism, where man merely imitates
    • him — Shakespeare and Beethoven. In his artistically brilliant
    • the tones of song became his expression of what surpasses the physically
    • can flash up, artistically conceived. Today we have not got it. But



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