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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Cover Sheet
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    • UPON MAN
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Contents
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    • upon man. Chyle, lymph, and blood as body of beings of other planets.
    • beings as teachers of man. The activity of Mars in the sentient
    • of man's physical body. Myth of Chronos and Gaea. On the
    • the astral body, and bring about the first inception of the human
    • the ego takes hold of man's astral, etheric, physical bodies
    • of Earth evolution. Man as the first-born, prior to the animal,
    • Times. Individuality and personality of man in passing through
    • Christianity as religion of humanity is greater than all religions...
    • The spiritual hierarchies above man. The different
    • realms of consciousness of man and the hierarchies. Lowest stage
    • Christ. He uses no compulsion, the human being must come to him
    • The threefold nature of man: body, soul, and spirit. Beings higher
    • than man possess soul and spirit, the animals, body and soul.
    • invisible. Goblins, Gnomes. Fourfold nature of man: physical body,
    • Sylphs, Undines. The origin of such beings. Human beings who unite
    • beings of earlier stages of evolution; Salamanders are cut off
    • Birth and death in animal and man. Group souls
    • sylphs. The evolution of human souls from group souls to individuality
    • in its various degrees. Old Testament, Germanic mythology. Men
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Note
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    • knowledge of the human being, and of the cosmos, to the extent
  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Publisher's Note
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture I
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    • upon man. Chyle, lymph, and blood as body of beings of other planets.
    • of the higher worlds and about their connection with man. It must be
    • and is waiting to be convinced may find a sort of craziness in many
    • whom we can meet there as we meet the human being on the physical plane.
    • If a man were to extend his fingers through openings in a curtain or
    • partition we should only see the ten fingers, the man himself would
    • devachanic plane are in fact densely populated worlds. We find many kinds
    • of beings there whose effects are manifested here on the physical plane
    • with our whole modern human life. One does not understand this life if
    • within it. In the human body itself much goes on over which man is not
    • master, which is not the expression of the human ego but the deed, effect,
    • manifestation, of beings of higher worlds. It is of these things that
    • many — who seem to have no expression or manifestation among the
    • moon, these are beings in a certain respect similar to man, but that
    • beneficent beings who, compared even with the mildest human nature,
    • gentle. The speech of these beings has not that aridity of human language
    • which a man must ponder over a long time if he is to express himself,
    • — as certain human races are the principal population on our earth.
    • in man as wild, sensual greed and inordinate desire.
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture II
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    • and at the same time its intimate connection with human evolution on
    • time, and it is only very gradually that man can find his way, so to
    • Earth, like man himself, has passed through different embodiments and
    • will be united permanently with the sun, will have been taken up for
    • time, for its character was rather different. But for the human mind
    • in the Zodiac remain, relatively speaking, fixed and permanent. These
    • The difference is always relative, only relative. As far as human thinking
    • man. This continued without cessation. You must not picture it as happening
    • As far as our human
    • in the middle of the Atlantean epoch; and what human beings have lived
    • forces also correspond, in man, to the higher members of his being,
    • phase of evolution have first to pass through man and within him to
    • we can therefore speak of forces which are going forth from man and
    • descending forces. They descend, so to say, as far as man. In man they
    • The Atlantean race is the fourth. In the Atlantean race, humanity was
    • Since the middle of the Atlantean epoch humanity has passed beyond this
    • of man in terms of Spiritual Science we say that the whole man —
    • and we think of man only in this sense — is a seven-fold being,
    • life-spirit, spirit-man. His development is not yet complete but will
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture III
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    • beings as teachers of man. The activity of Mars in the sentient
    • our human body. What is to be brought forward today will link on to
    • in man is an involving, constructive one, whereas on the other hand
    • reported that a man gave another a box on the ear and one of them should
    • say: The man was furiously angry with the other and that made him shoot
    • examination of the facts. However, the man who believes that this materialistic
    • of humanity. We speak of ancient Saturn as of nothing but a sort of
    • conglomeration of human beings. Man existed at that time only in the
    • of individual physical human bodies — somewhat as a mulberry or
    • of a spiritual nature and within the Saturn evolution man began his
    • similar to man's condition between death and rebirth in Devachan. One
    • stage, as Sun. This Sun-condition brought the human being again further.
    • the human kingdom, so that there were then two kingdoms on the Sun.
    • more is about as sensible as if a man who has seen another should reply
    • see the garment, the outer manifestation, of a multitude of spiritual
    • who were as advanced on ancient Saturn as man is on Earth today. These
    • have already passed through their human stage on Saturn and thus stand
    • far above man at the outset of the Earth's evolution. Other beings
    • are there who went through their human stage on the Sun, others who
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture IV
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    • of man's physical body. Myth of Chronos and Gaea. On the
    • the astral body, and bring about the first inception of the human
    • the ego takes hold of man's astral, etheric, physical bodies
    • those of an exalted order. Man must work in evolution for a long time
    • stages of evolution, and the human being. A lower creature has the warmth
    • surroundings. Man has his own internal, equable warmth, as indeed he
    • health of the whole body is disturbed as well. The point is that man
    • sub-stance of which modern man can scarcely form a right idea —
    • finer than gas, finer than air, and all that existed of man at that
    • the human being. That, however, could not be done, since one cannot
    • we cannot live as the human being lived on ancient Saturn. At that time
    • germ of man — his physical body. All the other beings which are
    • human germs which were clustered together like the tiny berries which
    • up purely of tiny berries which were the human beings. If we were to
    • and find a mantle of air in which are structures of mist, clouds etc.,
    • mantle spiritual substance, spiritual beings, and these were at a much
    • higher level than man in his first rudiments.
    • as all beings go through an evolution. As man received his etheric body
    • which one can compare with the etheric body of man; thus we should have
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture V
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    • of Earth evolution. Man as the first-born, prior to the animal,
    • spoke in broad outline of the development of the human being in connection
    • into the primeval past, then a no less rich manifoldness of events is
    • make a picture of it from many sides. Each picture is true and there
    • to be considered too from many different aspects. Today we will consider
    • the evolution of our Earth in connection with the evolution of mankind
    • human being himself. We will describe the processes which are presented
    • you could have been a modern human being at that time — as you
    • fire the human being was potentially already in existence. As the first
    • rudiment of man was present on Saturn, so now in the recapitulation
    • of the Saturn condition on the Earth, again man was present. There was
    • no other kingdom. Man is the first-born of the Earth condition. At the
    • was in fact composed only of human bodies.
    • is a considerable difference, for the human bodies which then came forth,
    • And so this first humanity at the beginning of Earth evolution was much
    • more complex than the human being of Saturn. In Saturn all was undifferentiated
    • — everything then was Saturn man. Now in the newly-arisen Earth,
    • Saturn, Sun, and Moon worked together. Man arose in his first rudiments,
    • the first forms of mankind as warmth-beings. When with clairvoyant sight
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VI
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    • Christianity as religion of humanity is greater than all religions...
    • rudiments of man went through something like a sort of senses-system,
    • a kind of warmth-man? Then it was said that there was a condensation
    • as a kind of warmth-man, as I described last time, yet at the same time
    • and perception. The human being was, so to say, wholly a blood or warmth-man.
    • gone before and enabled the human being to reach his present height
    • shall concern us today — that of considering man and his evolution
    • on Earth from an entirely different standpoint, so that this human being
    • ancient Moon, then we remember that the human being had physical body,
    • on Earth. If we now examine the consciousness of such a Moon-man we
    • find it was radically different from that of a human being of today.
    • The consciousness of man today is really expressed in what one could
    • of the Earth-man, for there was no “personality” on the
    • on the Earth and how in ancient times man still felt himself much more
    • did not feel him-self to the same extent a personality as does the man
    • If a modern man says “I,” he means the entity of his personality,
    • You will have a better understanding of many ancient conditions if you
    • In our day, in normal circumstances a man no longer remembers what his
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VII
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    • The spiritual hierarchies above man. The different
    • realms of consciousness of man and the hierarchies. Lowest stage
    • Christ. He uses no compulsion, the human being must come to him
    • We know indeed that man
    • in the future. Now we are also aware that when the human being was still
    • beings already in existence who stood as high as man stands today. There
    • were beings too who at that time stood far higher than man stands today.
    • stage of evolution which man will only attain in the future. So we can
    • of beings set over man whose various ranks are ranged one above the
    • above man are called in esoteric Christian terminology “Angels,”
    • the planetary forerunner of our Earth, had already attained human consciousness
    • and who stand today one stage higher than humanity. In the Jupiter-evolution
    • man will himself have the consciousness which is possessed today by
    • of beings standing above man, and from certain other connections we
    • notion that man can look up direct to the highest Divinity; we have
    • need the whole succession of beings? Man can quite well come to a direct
    • man and how it includes the four kingdoms of nature. He can perceive
    • mineral beings, plant beings, animal beings and the human kingdom itself.
    • We can therefore describe the human consciousness as one having for
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture VIII
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    • The threefold nature of man: body, soul, and spirit. Beings higher
    • than man possess soul and spirit, the animals, body and soul.
    • invisible. Goblins, Gnomes. Fourfold nature of man: physical body,
    • Sylphs, Undines. The origin of such beings. Human beings who unite
    • beings of earlier stages of evolution; Salamanders are cut off
    • of man, of the higher worlds, of evolution, etc., but far more than
    • sound human intelligence, we should only be deceiving ourselves. We
    • attention in our studies. We have, as you know, always set man in the
    • centre of our world conception, as the microcosm. To understand man
    • our Earth evolution which is played today by man. We have seen that
    • beings who today stand higher than man were then passing through their
    • human stage, although under different conditions.
    • who are today two stages higher than man, the Fire Spirits, went through
    • their human stage on the old Sun, and we have further learnt that the
    • Asuras went through the human stage on Old Saturn. Their qualities,
    • good as well as evil, stand far above or below those of man. Thus in
    • man. You know that we differentiate various members of man's nature.
    • In the future phases of our planet man will bring it to a higher development.
    • When we examine the human
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture IX
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    • Birth and death in animal and man. Group souls
    • sylphs. The evolution of human souls from group souls to individuality
    • in its various degrees. Old Testament, Germanic mythology. Men
    • the meeting of metal and earth, Salamanders through relationships
    • of man and animal... June 1, 1908.
    • as our human soul — in so far as it is I-endowed — in the
    • physical world. The human ego is really a group ego which has descended
    • can realize from this fact how birth and death in human life have not
    • same as if — assuming that it were possible — a man lost
    • souls as they have for the human being of the present cycle of evolution.
    • fully necessary for humanity to know of these things. In a not very
    • humanity will be ripe to acknowledge the super-sensible worlds of which
    • external evolution of humanity. If we go back thousands and thousands
    • 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
    • soul. Man advances through the gradual descent of his ego-endowed soul
    • We can observe different stages in the evolution of mankind and see
    • of man was quite different; in the bodies in which we were incorporated
    • experience which plays a role in man's life today — whether
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture X
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    • The four systems of man's physical body: senses system as
    • bodies, man's nerve and blood systems are cared for by spiritual
    • beings. According to man's behaviour during the waking state,
    • life will again give style to man's environment. The future
    • seen that the elemental beings called by spiritual science “Salamanders”
    • — if one may so call it, have indeed such ego souls as man, differing
    • We know that man is that being in our cycle of evolution who has an
    • the day with other human souls or egos.
    • in many ways man is a very complicated being — we have often spoken
    • facts. In order to realize that man is not quite the simple being which
    • by night, from going to sleep to waking up, the man of the present evolutionary
    • just the same dreamless sleep consciousness. The sleeping man, whether
    • parts of the sleeping human being.
    • know that the man of the present time has arisen slowly and gradually.
    • we call the ego. Thus the human being has evolved quite slowly and gradually.
    • This physical body which man bears today is actually his oldest part,
    • four changes. The first rudiment, received by man on ancient Saturn,
    • on the Earth, and is expressed in man's present sense-organs.
    • a possible misunderstanding, namely, that man actually misunderstands
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  • Title: Influence of Spiritual Beings Upon Man: Lecture XI
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    • sleep man enters into relationship with beings who provide him
    • soul nature and these spiritual beings man can grasp the space
    • in man's surroundings (e.g rail-way stations, and so forth),
    • Science in the evolution of mankind... June 11, 1908.
    • co-operation between man and the spiritual worlds. Spiritual beings
    • between man and the spiritual beings of his environment, merely in the
    • is also formed between man and the spiritual world through his many
    • beings who stand above man and that connections and relationships likewise
    • exist between man and more sublime spiritual beings. We have said that
    • of physical body, etheric body, astral body, and so on, upwards, as man,
    • man's gaze looks through it. And then we come to still higher
    • in a certain relation to man, and the main point for us today is this:
    • Man can positively so act as to come into quite definite relations
    • that may seem to the man of the present enlightened age — as one
    • says — which is not in the least enlightened in regard to many
    • forces and manifestations. Let us set such beings mentally before us
    • and ask ourselves: Can man do something on this earthly planet —
    • more intensive influence upon the whole human being? Yes, from time
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