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  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Contents
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    • mystical experience. Waking and sleeping. The stream of forgetfulness.
    • The planets and their connection with sleeping and waking life. The
    • attention on waking. Experience of the three main forces of the soul
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 1: The World Behind the Tapestry of Sense-perceptions. Ecstasy and Mystical Experience.
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    • clearly-namely, the alternating states of waking and sleeping through
    • experiences of waking life, in which he has no consciousness at all of
    • impressions of waking life, is called the Macrocosm, the Great World.
    • ‘little world’ of our ordinary waking life, when we feel
    • only in the world of waking life, his consciousness ceases the moment
    • And now let us think of the moment of waking. At the moment of waking
    • waking, be able to be aware of past experiences in the life of soul
    • perceptible to us in normal life only through the fact that on waking
    • on waking as our inner life. In the Macrocosm during sleep we cannot
    • soul-experiences. But when on waking we penetrate once again into the
    • other, we should simply experience on waking either an inner world
    • perception of anything in the external world. We dive down on waking,
    • poured into the Macrocosm, and on waking we dive down into the
    • in waking life to have an inner life of soul, is the etheric body. If,
    • on waking, we were to penetrate into the physical body only, we should
    • and ebbing away. And so on waking we enter a twofold being — we
    • belong, during sleep, to the Macrocosm. In waking life the Ego and
    • before us in the normal waking state, for it is the physical body
    • of soul and our sense-perceptions. Why is it that on waking we become
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 2: Sleeping and Waking Life in Relation to the Planets
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    • Sleeping and Waking Life in Relation to the Planets
    • The relation between man's waking and sleeping states has been broadly
    • needs during waking life in order to sustain his life of soul. These
    • detailed to say about the difference between man's waking life and the
    • his in waking life. Usually he knows nothing the next day of the
    • returning from sleep to waking life in the physical world. What is
    • us out of ourselves brings the waking soul back again into the body.
    • lower loop indicates the course of life during the waking state and
    • brings him back into the waking state.
    • Soul and at the times of going to sleep and waking drives man out of
    • the man has gone to sleep and again before waking, that is to say, in
    • influence is given over on waking to the external world of the senses.
    • effect on waking is called the force of “Venus”.
    • waking life upon the Intellectual or Mind-Soul when it is within the
    • impressions of the outer world. But if for a time in waking life he
    • independence. There are influences which enable a man during waking
    • during waking life, the Mercury influences, work in a man's thoughts,
    • come; during waking consciousness, however, when the Mercury
    • In the waking life of day there are also influences which work upon
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  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 3: The Inner Path Followed by the Mystic. Experience of the Cycle of the Year.
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    • during the sleeping state in a spiritual world and on waking returns
    • waking state takes place, there is a complete change of experience.
    • What we experience in the waking state denotes no actual perception or
    • waking. We come down into our etheric and physical bodies but have no
    • fact of experience in the waking state is that we view our own being
    • at the rest of the world. During waking life we never contemplate our
    • waking life. How, then, would it be if we were really able, on
    • the moment of waking our gaze is diverted to the external world around
    • which our physical body, when observed during waking life, is a part.
    • Thus in the waking state the possibility of observing ourselves from
    • Ego and our astral body as we perceive outer objects in waking life;
    • sleep and waking. But we can never cross this boundary without being
    • we cannot see the spiritual world. On waking, our consciousness is at
    • the moment of waking is something that interpolates itself between our
    • covers these two members on waking, the veil that prevents us from
    • world. At the moment of waking the Sentient Body is wholly concerned
    • inner being? On waking, instead of seeing an external world, he would
    • if he were able, on waking from sleep, to descend into his own inner
    • deflected, on waking, by the tapestry of the sense-world outspread
    • with the infinitely wise structure into which he penetrates on waking.
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  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 4: Faculties of the Human Soul and Their Development
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    • waking it becomes impossible for us to perceive or be aware of our own
    • and waking play an essential part. When we think of the daily
    • waking life.
    • bodies on waking; but he is diverted from this perception by external
    • physical bodies on waking, a man can acquire a certain knowledge of
    • way that at the moment of waking external impressions transmitted by
    • knowledge of these bodies into which we descend on waking is only
    • and etheric bodies is that on waking we emerge from another world in
    • Thus on waking the human soul feels insignificant after passing the
    • which we pass at the moment of waking. We realise too that we need
    • open in him; the true form of his own astral body, which on waking in
    • especially at the moment of waking from sleep. It is found that
    • the region of our own Sentient Body into which we descend on waking
    • consciousness is diverted. If, on waking, we refuse to admit the
    • passes into the realm of our experience at the moment of waking. We
    • experienced by the mystic when at the moment of waking he diverts his
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 5: The Egyptian Mysteries of Osiris and Isis
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    • the inner Organisation of his astral body if he could, on waking,
    • waking a man can penetrate consciously into his inner being. At most
    • the moment of waking than during the course of the day; he feels that
    • Again the reason for this is that on waking a feeling has remained
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 6: Experiences of Initiation in the Northern Mysteries
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    • not by descending into his inner self at the moment of waking, but by
    • whereas in his waking state he has plunged into his own being, into
    • we did previously to that of waking.
    • from the ordinary waking consciousness. It is as though he became
    • on waking through his attention being diverted to the impressions of
    • form from those known in waking consciousness, are not yet the
    • the morning; after waking we see light through the eyes. In the light
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 8: Mirror-images of the Macrocosm in Man. Rosicrucian Symbols.
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    • on waking in the morning must not be imagined as though the Ego merely
    • place on waking; it contracts more and more and then passes into the
    • any means wholly within man during the hours of waking consciousness.
    • ask ourselves: How is it that on waking we are suddenly surrounded
    • example, suppose the first sense-impression we have on waking is a
    • days of his existence. Day alternates with night, waking with
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 9: Organs of Spiritual Perception. Contemplation of the Ego from Twelve Vantage-points. The Thinking of the Heart.
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    • indicated. But because his life alternates between waking and
    • expressed. Then, first of all at the moment of waking, but also when
    • he turns his attention away from the experiences of ordinary waking
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 11: Man and Planetary Evolution
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    • man alternates between the states of waking and sleeping. This has
    • waking state with astral body and Ego. On the other hand, in the

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