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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): Notes
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    • of Man and of the Cosmos in its spiritual essence; also of what may be called
    • the spiritual world.”
    • It is surely high time for the spiritual significance of the missions
    • of the Folk Souls and of the Time Spirit to become part of men's
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): Contents
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    • Lecture OneAngels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their
    • Spirits. The Spirits of Language and of Modes of Thought
    • Lecture ThreeThe inner life of the Folk Spirits.
    • Lecture SevenAdvance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of
    • Time Spirits. Monotheism and Pluralism. Exoteric and Esoteric
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): Preface
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    • psychic and spiritual element underlying them. This psychic and
    • spiritual element, however, reflects not merely the activity of
    • higher order. The higher spiritual element is a province in which
    • which considers higher spiritual Beings to be a reality, a totally
    • spiritual reality behind the evolution of peoples and seeks the
    • forces which direct this evolution in this spiritual reality. We then
    • in a spiritual reality or one must abandon such a psychology in toto.
    • centuries of Christianity to describe the higher spiritual Beings. An
    • could only be fully comprehended by one who is spiritually at home in
    • seems to me that whoever wishes to investigate these spiritual
    • how spiritual investigation which penetrates into the super-sensible
    • promote the spiritual life of mankind we need a science which is
    • spiritually orientated. Such a science is the first demand of our
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): Synopses
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    • “Homelessness” — stage in spiritual
    • sense perception, e.g. Folk Souls or the Spirits of Nations. These
    • invisible Beings work through visible beings. The Spirit of the Swiss
    • three members into Spirit Self (Manas), Life Spirit (Buddhi) and
    • Spirit Man (Atma). The ego works through the three bodily members and
    • (Mind-Soul) and the Spiritual Soul (Consciousness-Soul). The task of
    • are guiding Spirits of civilization epochs, also called Time Spirits:
    • physical expression of a spiritual reality. A geographical region has
    • not only a physical, but also a psychic and spiritual topography or
    • aura. This aura is the sphere of activity of the Folk Spirit. Every
    • Archangels, abnormal Time Spirit and abnormal Archangel working in
    • Sanscrit language and spiritual philosophy of ancient India. Spirits
    • the Archangels, e.g. Folk Spirits. Archangels have three
    • pure thought and moral feeling, i.e. in the Spiritual Soul and higher
    • Archai (Time Spirits,) Archangels (Folk Spirits) and Angels
    • Spirit intervenes in the field of the Archangel; a part of the nation
    • Interplay of abnormal Spirits of Movement with normal
    • Spirits of Form creates the races of mankind. Difference between the
    • races is the work of the abnormal Spirits of Form (or Movement).
    • by the Spirits of Form or Exusiai. The seven-year periods of man's
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): Relevant Literature
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    • True and False Paths in Spiritual Investigation (11 lectures)
    • The Spiritual Hierarchies and their Reflection in the physical World (10 lectures)
    • Wonders of the World, Ordeals of the Soul, Revelations of the Spirit (10 lectures)
    • Occult History: Personalities and Events in World History in the light of Spiritual Science (6 lectures)
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 1. Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
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    • Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
    • Angels, Folk Spirits,
    • Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
    • much that touches upon the fundamental truths of Spiritual Science
    • take a great leap forward into those regions of spiritual knowledge
    • spiritual understanding. Indeed the province we touch upon here is
    • Folk Spirits who, by drawing upon the hidden roots and the spirit of
    • what is meant by the term Folk Soul or Folk Spirit which one hears
    • find to be identical with the conception of the Folk Spirit and which
    • Swiss Folk Spirit, we would describe in abstract terms a few
    • fingers and hands. We may therefore speak of a Swiss Folk Spirit in
    • the same way as we speak of the Spirit of a man. We can just as
    • clearly distinguish between the Spirit of man and his ten fingers
    • which are organs of this Spirit as we can distinguish the Swiss Folk
    • Spirit from the millions of people living in the mountains of
    • Switzerland. The Folk Spirit is something quite different from the
    • people, but nevertheless a spiritual Being, just as man himself is a
    • spiritual being. The difference between man and the Folk Spirit is
    • Folk Spirit has no external manifestation; it is not something that
    • Being. How do we proceed in Spiritual Science if we wish to form an
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
    • The Spirits of Language and of Modes of Thought.
    • Archangels and Time Spirits.
    • The Spirits of Language and of Modes of Thought.
    • those Beings who are to be considered as Folk Spirits have reached a
    • Spirits, invades the life of man, then there must be on the other
    • impression or reflection of this work of the Folk Spirits or
    • spiritual Beings.
    • there extends over every region of the Earth a peculiar spiritual
    • influence. The Archangels who embody the spiritual laws cannot
    • body now permeated with spiritual soul-forces, and the geographical
    • country and live within this aura of the Folk Spirit? This influence
    • the Folk Spirits are active everywhere. They follow, however, the
    • Folk Spirits. We shall discuss later the significance of the
    • individual human beings for the Folk Spirit. This is important. But
    • of these Folk Spirits and see how he incarnates on Earth, lives again
    • for a time in the spiritual world and then incarnates again
    • the secret of how the Folk Spirit or Nation Spirit reveals his
    • true Archangels or Folk Spirits.
    • Archangelic Beings, who are the real Spirits of the indigenous groups
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 3. The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
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    • The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
    • Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
    • turn our attention to the inner life of the normal Folk Spirits,
    • transmuting their etheric bodies into Buddhi or Life Spirit. Now man
    • progressive evolution of these Archangelic Beings, this Folk Spirit
    • the Spiritual Soul or Consciousness-Soul, the highest member, in which
    • is first developed in the Spiritual Soul. Nevertheless the ‘I’
    • Sentient Soul, in the Intellectual or Mind-Soul and in the Spiritual
    • conscious in the Spiritual Soul. If we wish to examine these three
    • Intellectual Soul through the etheric body and the Spiritual Soul
    • true inner life of the Folk Spirits, or that which corresponds to the
    • Soul, Intellectual Soul, Spiritual Soul; in the Archangelic Beings,
    • the normal Folk Spirits, we distinguish three modifications of the
    • Folk Spirits, as different from that of man. Let us now, turn aside
    • of these Folk Spirits. That will not be very easy, but we must be
    • the inner life of the Folk Spirits. In the normal life of man such
    • very little in common with that of the Folk Spirits. It may help you
    • towards an understanding of the consciousness of the Folk Spirits if
    • the Folk Spirits. From this you may infer that the Archangels are not
    • the Folk Spirits? All experiences of the Sentient Soul, the normal
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 4. The Evolution of Races and Civilization.
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    • members testify to the activity of the spiritual Beings during the
    • incarnations, the Spirits of Will or Thrones, the Spirits of Wisdom,
    • been created through a complex interplay of spiritual forces. We have
    • provided by the Spirits of Form, the Beings whom we call Powers or
    • ourselves how man would fare if the normal Spirits alone were
    • you recall the teachings of Spiritual Science on the subject of the
    • principally the physical body. The Spirits of Form have no particular
    • holds little interest for the Spirits of Form since it is a
    • Spirits of Form only wished to embark on their chief activity, the
    • normal Spirits of Form show no interest. The three life-periods,
    • approximately, have no immediate appeal. The Spirits of Form only
    • Spirits of Form intended, in fact, that man should incarnate only at
    • the eyes of these Spirits of Form all that has been developed in man
    • say that the Spirits of Form who have developed normally would far
    • hitherto no-one encroached upon their province. If these Spirits of
    • we only take into account the activity of the Spirits of Form it is
    • perception of the external world if other Spirits, in reality Spirits
    • acquire only in his twentieth year approximately. These are spiritual
    • have been Spirits of Movement during the Earth-evolution, but who
    • remained at the stage of the Spirits of Form and are now active in
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 5. Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
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    • matters can only be discussed in the light of Spiritual Science. For
    • dissension and disharmony unless it is accepted in the spirit I have
    • already suggested. The aspirant for spiritual knowledge will learn
    • product of the cooperative activity of a normal and abnormal Spirit
    • and we now understand how the Beings of the spiritual Hierarchies
    • Spirits of Form — Powers (Exusiai)
    • Spirits of Movement — Mights (Dynamis)
    • Spirits of Wisdom — Dominions (Kyriotetes)
    • Spirits of Will — Thrones
    • all spiritual Beings manifest in some form or other and are to be
    • normal perception of Nature and the Spirit man knows only the realm
    • of Maya, the most external manifestation of these spiritual Beings. I
    • illusion. In reality spiritual forces are at work radiating from
    • Thrones, the Spirits of Will. The forces streaming in from the
    • Universe are essentially the forces that proceed from the Spirits of
    • interplay of the Thrones with the Spirits of Movement — since
    • the activity of the Thrones is neutralized by the Spirits of Movement
    • the Spirits of Will and the Spirits of Movement as a consequence of
    • present planetary form. The forces of the Spirits of Will and the
    • Spirits of Movement acting and reacting upon each other would not be
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 6. The Five Root Races of Mankind.
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    • complicated matter, as you may well imagine, when the Spirits of the
    • Spiritual Hierarchies. [This
    • Spiritual Hierarchies and their Reflection in the physical World. Zodiac, Planets, Cosmos.]
    • Spirits of Will, the Cherubim and Seraphim, which we described
    • problem in such a way that we are prepared to accept that the Spirits
    • abnormal Spirits of Form, a cooperation which ensures that the
    • Earth-evolution, it would have been necessary for the normal Spirits
    • of Form to act independently. These are the same spiritual Beings who
    • we can distinguish seven of these normal Spirits of Form. There are
    • therefore seven Spirits of Form or seven Elohim. If we wish to form a
    • the Earth, we must clearly understand that these seven Spirits of
    • reality. Thus, if all these seven Spirits of Form could work in
    • would fashion the real Ego-being. But as other spiritual Beings
    • Spirits of Form — those Beings who, as I described yesterday,
    • Universe, where these Spirits of Form plan to establish the earthly
    • activity of the abnormal Spirits of Form should provoke too great a
    • disharmony amongst mankind, one of the Spirits had to detach Himself
    • from the community. In reality, therefore, only six Spirits of Form
    • or Elohim work from the Sun; one of these Spirits had to detach Himself
    • lest the simultaneous activity of the abnormal Spirits of Form, who
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 7. Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
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    • Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
    • Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
    • spirit of the lectures given here in the last few days you will be
    • normal and abnormal Spirits of Form they cooperate to organize the
    • the question which confronts us is whether these spiritual Beings
    • development certain spiritual Beings advance to the next higher rank.
    • advance to the rank of the Archai or Time Spirits. This is a most
    • interesting phenomenon, for when we observe how the Folk Spirits, or
    • guidance of an Archangel. But these Archangels who were the spiritual
    • to the rank of a Time Spirit or Spirit of the Age. We have to look to
    • first to attain the rank of a Time Spirit. This was the stream which
    • to be the first Time Spirit or Archai-being of the post-Atlantean
    • civilization. Now this Time Spirit directed the sacred culture of
    • exalted and important Spirit the Rishis were able to fulfil their
    • high mission in the manner already described. This Time Spirit worked
    • Spirit of India had fulfilled his mission he was promoted to lead the
    • the Old Persian epoch the Archangel became the Spirit of Personality,
    • the Time Spirit, from whom the great Zarathustra or Zoroaster, the
    • Time Spirit. As we stated at the beginning of this lecture, we are
    • guiding and ruling Spirits of the Age.
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 8. The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
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    • development of Germanic-Nordic history and the spiritual impulses
    • the divine-spiritual Beings concealed behind them. If completely
    • specific differences of the Folk Spirits the manner in which a
    • including also the Angels, the Folk Spirits or Archangels and Time
    • Spirits, were all quite different from one another. Today we propose
    • with which they saw into the divine spiritual world. They had an
    • that time he found the spiritual content of the world seemingly
    • diffused around him like a spiritual aura. Thus he possessed a
    • of these migrations man underwent many different stages of spiritual
    • were already endowed with spiritual powers and spiritual capacities
    • which enabled them to penetrate deeply into the spiritual worlds.
    • Archangels and Angels and all those spiritual Beings who were active,
    • particularly in the folk spirit. All the work of these higher Beings
    • that they gazed out into their spiritual environment, into the
    • the spiritual world and what they had undergone in a dim twilight
    • acquired spiritual capacities that were much richer than those of the
    • Western peoples. Thus the spiritual world could be directly observed
    • people had risen to such high spiritual levels that, at the time when
    • Spirits of Form or Powers, but were more intimately associated with
    • the Beings we call Spirits of Movement or Mights and those above them
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 9. Loki - Hodur and Baldur - Twilight of the Gods.
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    • spiritual world by means of the old clairvoyance still prevalent at
    • that true reality was to be found in the spiritual world, whilst the
    • gradually evolving and who were conscious of the divine-spiritual
    • philosophical problems will be solved and those of Spiritual Science
    • with other egos and with the world of spiritual Beings, so that on
    • affairs he was guided by divine spiritual Beings. But on the other
    • spiritual science of all ages that is familiar with the real facts,
    • same extent; that is only to be found where spiritual science is
    • Sun Spirit, the Spirit of Light. He has first to show that this world
    • is compounded of Light and the Spirit of Darkness who dims our
    • Children of Light, the Spirits who are here the dominant Powers. He
    • Spiritual Science.
    • to learn that Spiritual Science attributes sickness and death to a
    • claim, then, from the results of spiritual-scientific investigation
    • Snake through whom is expressed the influence of the Luciferic spirit
    • clear, luminous vision into the spiritual world, became dimmed,
    • consciousness that was able to see into the spiritual world and a
    • the spiritual world he looked into the world out of which he was
    • spiritual world. When man lived in a condition of dreamlike
    • consciousness he saw into the spiritual world. When in a condition of
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 10. The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future.
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    • discover how the whole spiritual life of Europe works in concert, how
    • the activity of the various Folk Spirits has furthered the
    • as a gift from the spiritual world.
    • bestowed by a higher spiritual world through the instrumentality of a
    • divine-spiritual Being such as Thor. That was the experience of
    • spirit of the tribe with that which lives in the Group Soul. To this
    • ancient Celtic Folk Spirit, who, as we know from earlier lectures,
    • Folk Spirits enjoined upon men to act more on their own initiative it
    • relationship between the spiritual Beings and the people, because the
    • culture of Europe. Now the most diverse Folk Souls and Folk Spirits
    • aspect of this same mission in the spirit of ancient Rome and its
    • Folk Spirit developed to the full his inner soul-forces without
    • Soul. The Graeco-Latin Folk Spirit was related to the Intellectual or
    • the Spiritual Soul (or Consciousness-Soul). Hence the Greek culture
    • the spiritual world and to incorporate the primeval spiritual
    • Spirit was directed to winning recognition for the ‘I’ of
    • Mind-Soul and from the Spiritual or Consciousness-Soul itself,
    • Soul and the Spiritual Soul. Such was the great mission of those
    • can be attributed to the fact that the impulse of the Spiritual Soul
    • the Spiritual Soul with the human ego had not yet been realized
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 11. Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda.
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    • from the spiritual research of our time. Now this is also one of the
    • reasons why we may hope that the Folk Spirit, the Archangel, who
    • and modern spiritual research with the capacities he has developed
    • over the centuries and that henceforth modern spiritual research will
    • Cosmos. Whenever new beings descended from spiritual heights into the
    • spiritual heights. The memory of this event has survived in the
    • descent of the psycho-spiritual beings who in olden time had risen to
    • foreign blood, but also the psychic and spiritual development of the
    • Folk Spirits have played a decisive part. The vision of that descent
    • preserves a living memory of this union of the soul-and-spirit which
    • was always aware of spiritual impulses, that he felt within his
    • divine-spiritual Beings, those Archangels who directed the union of
    • soul-and-spirit with the terrestrial and physical. People believed
    • itself. The descent of the divinespiritual into the physical is still
    • Mystery Schools. Thus in the guiding Archangel or Folk Spirit of the
    • tendency he is particularly fitted to understand modern Spiritual
    • Spiritual
    • Spiritual Science or spiritual research. We are told that in the
    • who are open to the stimulus of Spiritual Science will, from the
    • today must pervade the teachings of Spiritual Science in particular,
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