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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Contents
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    • beings. Different influences of these beings upon the earth and
    • The earlier embodiments of the Earth as deeds of spiritual beings,
    • etheric and astral bodies. On the Earth “trickling in”
    • and Earth. Recapitulation of earlier conditions at the beginning
    • of Earth evolution. Man as the first-born, prior to the animal,
    • plant, and mineral kingdoms. Origins of light and air, heart,
    • on the Earth in contrast to the Moon consciousness. The group
    • The Moon as planet of wisdom, the Earth as planet of love. On
    • Jupiter love will have became nature as wisdom has on the Earth.
    • great Sacrifice of the Earth. The Spirits of Wisdom and Yahve, the
    • beings of earlier stages of evolution; Salamanders are cut off
    • the meeting of metal and earth, Salamanders through relationships
    • Moon. Blood system as expression of the ego: Earth. In sleep,
    • Richard Wagner and his relation to art. His attempt to unite Shakespeare
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture I
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    • beings. Different influences of these beings upon the earth and
    • or seven year old child. Upon the moon, however, a particular opportunity
    • between the different planets and so the moon is connected with the earth
    • on the earth with the aid of astral forces. One might call them the
    • — as certain human races are the principal population on our earth.
    • when certain conditions appear on earth. Thus the beings who —
    • on earth in the most varied circumstances, when for instance a man falls
    • asylums. They are, moreover, almost always to be found near mediums
    • man will only little by little in the future earthly evolution learn
    • Lymph is a second fluid pulsating in man, a fluid that stands much nearer
    • Now we must be clear that
    • were no human race here on earth they would very soon take their departure;
    • whole earthly vegetation and all that lives on earth, you will realize the
    • a higher standpoint than could he presented in earlier lectures, how
    • certain country, can also learn to grasp how a quite definite national
    • his nearer surroundings.
    • of the means by which the great spiritual guidance of the earth distributes
    • the different national characters over the earth; foods which produce one
    • and antipathies unfolds around himself as environment, as what he hears
    • into him through eyes and ears and the whole skin. It is quite frightful,
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture II
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    • the Earth. Everything in the universe is interconnected. To be able
    • have heard how certain beings who have their abode on other cosmic bodies
    • Earth, like man himself, has passed through different embodiments and
    • previous embodiments of our Earth: to the immediately preceding embodiment
    • our Earth will be transformed into a “Jupiter,” a “Venus”
    • embodiments of our planet Earth. If you give a little thought to these
    • stages of our Earth's evolution, you will realize that what in
    • that our Earth itself in an earlier state of evolution, was “Sun,”
    • with the substances and forces contained in our Earth and then, taking
    • development, it separated from the Earth, leaving us, together with
    • stages earlier, what is contained in the sun today had a planetary existence
    • Earth.
    • certain period of its cosmic evolution our earth has been separated
    • path. Our earth and the beings belonging to it take a different course.
    • But these beings, and the earth as a whole, will one day have progressed
    • present phase of development. For our earth will again unite with the
    • sun. During the stage of Earth-existence itself, the earth will reunite
    • The earth-beings must again be separated from the sun during the Jupiter-condition.
    • Again there will be a reunion, and during the Venus-condition our earth
    • all time into the sun. During the Vulcan-condition our earth will itself
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture III
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    • The earlier embodiments of the Earth as deeds of spiritual beings,
    • of the planetary system and learn some of the mysteries of our cosmic
    • and our earth now exist, are very proud of their intelligence. They
    • brought forward in this way. But he goes somewhat further. It is clear
    • enough. It is clear that all sorts of other things played a part. Theosophy
    • that a researcher has established the theory that the sleep activity
    • reported that a man gave another a box on the ear and one of them should
    • out his hand and give the other a box on the ear. The second observer
    • is vastly superior to everything put forward by spiritual research.
    • learn something about it.
    • often-repeated fact that before our Earth became “Earth”
    • it had gone through earlier embodiments, other planetary conditions
    • to its present Earth condition. Now picture vividly ancient Saturn,
    • Earth. Within the whole being of Saturn there was as yet nothing at
    • by an atmosphere, as today our Earth is surrounded by air, but in relation
    • externally perceptible existence, it emerged as our Earth's second planetary
    • a Pralaya, until the Moon passed over into our Earth.
    • When our Earth came forth
    • the present earth, extending far beyond the outermost planets now belonging
    • to “do” what they have learnt on Saturn, Sun, Moon, and
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture IV
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    • etheric and astral bodies. On the Earth “trickling in”
    • destroy. Yet we must be clear that what seems to be hindrance and destruction
    • structure of our cosmic system when the Earth began its evolution in
    • The Earth began its evolution
    • quite different from the nature of our present earthly planet. On Saturn
    • Saturn, the first embodiment of our Earth. If you had gone for a walk
    • have seen Saturn, for in the earliest stage it sent out no light at
    • least of all a learned physicist — but it was present, a condition
    • on the earth today animals — plants — minerals — were
    • examine the surroundings of Saturn somewhat as we test our earth's surroundings
    • and be clear that they have gone through an evolution up to today, just
    • on the Sun, his astral body on the Moon, his ego on the Earth and has
    • the Earth's embodiments. These Spirits of Form therefore act externally
    • on Saturn through their etheric body as man on Earth works externally
    • of which I have spoken in earlier lectures, but now more exactly. You
    • drips from the clouds down to earth, collects in the earth and rises
    • physical bodies appear like mirror-pictures. They actually consist of
    • men have discovered truth only in the last forty years and that all
    • knowledge possessed by men of earlier times is only childish fantasy.
    • and imparted it to the body of the Earth, inasmuch as the human bodies
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture V
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    • and Earth. Recapitulation of earlier conditions at the beginning
    • of Earth evolution. Man as the first-born, prior to the animal,
    • plant, and mineral kingdoms. Origins of light and air, heart,
    • day, from the most varied aspects. We then become increasingly clear
    • about them, but must not let ourselves be misled by what appear here
    • a certain respect it is perfectly right for the ages of earthly evolution
    • the evolution of our Earth in connection with the evolution of mankind
    • that our Earth before it became “Earth” went through a series
    • period, and only then our actual Earth period.
    • and bodily conditions which we find on the earth today, of the solid
    • or earthy, the fluid or watery, the airy and the fiery, only warmth,
    • first embodiment of the Earth if we realize the following: Saturn had
    • nothing in it of the gaseous, the watery, nor of the earthy constituents.
    • neared old Saturn you would have found nothing of hardened, or watery,
    • the second embodiment of our Earth, the warmth had already reached such
    • Moon condition showed a watery stage of our substances in its earlier
    • today is to be clearly conscious that at every later stage of evolution
    • the earlier must in a certain way be recapitulated. So when we look
    • back at the evolution of our Earth itself we have at the beginning a
    • began the present embodiment of our Earth evolution. As our Earth came
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VI
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    • on the Earth in contrast to the Moon consciousness. The group
    • The Moon as planet of wisdom, the Earth as planet of love. On
    • Jupiter love will have became nature as wisdom has on the Earth.
    • great Sacrifice of the Earth. The Spirits of Wisdom and Yahve, the
    • later stage, how, for instance, on our Earth a Saturn stage, a Sun,
    • a Moon stage gradually emerges and only then our earthly condition fully
    • earlier lectures it has been stated that on Saturn the first physical
    • a nervous system and on our Earth all this was recapitulated. But how
    • the first to appear on Earth was the first rudiments of the blood-system,
    • Earth would be a kind of warmth-system which formed the rudiments of
    • the successive conditions of Saturn, Sun, Moon have appeared and these
    • conditions are then recapitulated on the Earth, it is strange that the
    • senses-system is not the first to re-appear, then a glandular system,
    • would conclude that in an automatic way first the Earth would recapitulate
    • and with the Earth the blood was added. If one follows up the occult
    • facts further, then one finds that actually on the Earth first a kind
    • of blood-system appears, then a glandular system, a nervous system,
    • and only then arises what appears as the senses-system in the form suited
    • to Earth-conditions. Thus if one speaks of recapitulations, according
    • has been shown in earlier lectures and what was shown in the last springs
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VII
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    • the planetary forerunner of our Earth, had already attained human consciousness
    • say — as we can often hear today — “Well, why do we
    • of the physical body such as eyes, ears, and so on. Hence they do not
    • perceive as a hollow the space filled up here on earth by a mineral.
    • bear a certain relationship to each other; there are those who lead
    • during the rest of his earth existence? It is something of which we
    • on his other members as well, but the essential task of earthly existence
    • developed it already, they had developed it when Earth-existence began,
    • the earth and during his stay in Devachan he shares in work upon the
    • earth's surface. We are aware of the fact that the ground on which we
    • stand today looked quite different a few centuries ago; the earth is
    • continually transformed. At the time when Christ Jesus walked upon earth
    • Thus the face of the earth is continuously changed. Just as men labor
    • they work with those forces which transform the physiognomy of the Earth
    • to the transformation of the Earth, but he cannot do it without guidance.
    • who guide man's work of transforming the earth with the forces of Devachan,
    • evolution of the earth as it corresponds to them, these spiritual Beings
    • are the Angels. On the stones, on the solid earthly crust they cannot
    • reaches down to the plant kingdom which the earth bears. There they
    • the harmony between the human individual and the course of earthly evolution
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VIII
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    • beings of earlier stages of evolution; Salamanders are cut off
    • Thus an appeal is made to your heart, your feeling nature, and not to
    • your theoretical knowledge. What the heart and feelings have absorbed
    • our Earth evolution which is played today by man. We have seen that
    • before our Earth entered on its present stage, it was what we have become
    • We have learnt that beings
    • their human stage on the old Sun, and we have further learnt that the
    • earth, especially places little touched by living growths, places, for
    • the earth is laid open they appear to burst asunder. The important point
    • of time the ego has slowly and gradually learnt — although unconsciously
    • of work? Because in his earthly development he has worked upon his astral
    • matter. I beg you to grasp clearly what is meant by that. If one tries
    • mass and develop in the gruesome way I described earlier. The process
    • when the outer pressure is removed, when the earth is dug away, is in
    • a physical body only for one who can see through the earth. As far as
    • We do not see through our eyes and hear through our ears to no purpose;
    • could go through and experience and which could bear fruit for the following
    • will appear again in the same form. And if this attitude hardens, then
    • will appear again and again as the same figure.
    • too will appear in an ever progressed form. He however who thrusts the
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture IX
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    • the meeting of metal and earth, Salamanders through relationships
    • number of abstract theories appear in which a timid reference is made
    • today with physical science. And one day the learned will find themselves
    • of years we find man himself as a being still belonging to a group soul.
    • Human evolution on our Earth is from the group soul nature to the individual
    • around him, not clearly and exactly as in true clairvoyance, but with
    • the experiences which early man had in the super-sensible world in his
    • It does not in the least occur to early peoples to personify in that
    • We must be clear, however,
    • of individuality. At that time man was absolutely clear about his group
    • time. It was because the memory of early mankind was quite different
    • group soul to individual soul has taken place in times lying very near
    • of time in the early Middle Ages. Previously man was still enclosed
    • If you could look back to earlier phases of man's evolution you
    • of early humanity are what man outgrows and the more we advance the
    • point; race will gradually disappear entirely and something else will
    • be the connections of a later age. The human beings of earlier times
    • of group soul, though in quite a different sense from the early group
    • souls. All the earlier group souls were beings who made man unfree.
    • and the more rapidly the earthly planet will be spiritualized.
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture X
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    • Moon. Blood system as expression of the ego: Earth. In sleep,
    • impinges on a metal as constantly occurs under the earth, where there
    • elemental beings, into earthly existence. Moreover, in connection with
    • in the regular course of our life, the beings of our earth, the beings
    • Now we must be clear that
    • of this complexity in different lectures. But he will appear more and
    • he may perhaps appear to a naive observation we need only remember that
    • of the earth. We must occupy ourselves a little with these two separated
    • embodiment of our Earth lying in a primeval past which we call the Saturn
    • evolution. We know that then in a second embodiment of our Earth, the
    • that in the present Earth embodiment of our planet he acquired what
    • This physical body which man bears today is actually his oldest part,
    • on the Earth, and is expressed in man's present sense-organs.
    • we know as the nerve organs. And finally on the Earth was added the
    • body itself. We have seen in former lectures that the blood system appeared
    • for the first time in our Earth evolution and we ask: Why does blood
    • this we must be clear that the present human body is not only physical
    • were no minerals in the present earthly sense. Let us remember that
    • knows of no such condition because he thinks that warmth can only appear
    • in lines, in forms, what you learn to know as laws in physics. Externally
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture XI
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    • Richard Wagner and his relation to art. His attempt to unite Shakespeare
    • But from earlier lectures we know that we also have to do with spiritual
    • to such beings here in his life on earth. According as men here on the
    • earth do this or that in their situation in life, so do they establish
    • and ask ourselves: Can man do something on this earthly planet —
    • would form a clear thought about this bridge.
    • their etheric body into connection with our earthly sphere — an
    • earthly bodily element which we can set up and which forms a bond of
    • our earthly sphere those forms of physical reality with the relationship
    • worlds. In those forms of art expressed in space we have on earth physical
    • here on earth as the bond between the spiritual world and our earth,
    • of with no human soul anywhere near — though it is inhabited,
    • “And, to spirit ears loud ringing,
    • Eye is dazzled, ear astounded,
    • The Unheard no ear may smite.”[1]
    • expresses them through his earthly music, so that in earthly music the
    • sphere harmonies appear like a shadow image. And in as much as the element
    • of these spiritual beings breaks into this earthly sphere, weaves and
    • lives through our earthly sphere, they have the opportunity of plunging
    • appear as the fundamental forces of the poetic art. Thus poetry is the
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