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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): Preface
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    • individual human beings; and it is equally paradoxical to relate the
    • which considers higher spiritual Beings to be a reality, a totally
    • centuries of Christianity to describe the higher spiritual Beings. An
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): Synopses
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    • development. The reality of Beings who cannot be apprehended through
    • invisible Beings work through visible beings. The Spirit of the Swiss
    • body). The higher Beings — Angels, Archangels, Archai. Archai
    • between the Archangels and the single human being. In future man will
    • nation is we must understand the missions of these Beings.
    • The sequence of the Hierarchies above man. Beings who
    • can remain behind as a deed of sacrifice are called abnormal Beings.
    • vehicle for the conscious ego. Backward Beings responsible for the
    • Beings of normal evolution. Before the coming of Christ men
    • worshipped the Jehovah Being.
    • Beings work: the Thrones in the Water-element, the Cherubim in the
    • Air-element and the Seraphim in Fire. The Beings of the second
    • The attendant Nature-spirits of the normal Beings of the
    • Two acts of renunciation on the part of Beings of the
    • Beings working directly upon their souls.
    • Relation between ego and spiritual Beings — Lucifer and
    • to the Devas; eschewed Asuras, beings of darkness. Persians fear
    • members of man's being summarized. Indians saw with forces of
    • Soul. This civilization is being prepared by Slavonic peoples. Future
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 1. Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
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    • Beings who are inaccessible to sense perception. Today, however, we
    • being are super-sensible and invisible. The idea that beings such as
    • beings who, from the ordinary point of view, have no reality. For
    • the existence of real Beings who are not immediately perceptible to
    • the senses; that there exist amongst the beings perceptible to the
    • senses other Beings invisibly at work, who express themselves through
    • visible beings just as the human being expresses himself through his
    • people, but nevertheless a spiritual Being, just as man himself is a
    • spiritual being. The difference between man and the Folk Spirit is
    • senses. Whilst the human being is known through sense-perception, a
    • it is unmistakably a real Being.
    • Being. How do we proceed in Spiritual Science if we wish to form an
    • idea of a real Being? I propose to illustrate this by a
    • characteristic example. First, we study the being of man. From the
    • that the ego works upon the three lower members of the human being,
    • the most intractable member of his being. When our present physical
    • or Spirit Man it will be the highest member of man's being.
    • The ego works upon a kind of intermediate being. Therefore, between
    • doubt, that man did not complete the earlier evolution of his being,
    • factor must be borne in mind. We human beings (on Earth) are now
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • those Beings who are to be considered as Folk Spirits have reached a
    • None the less, if the activity of these Beings, of these Folk
    • Archangelic Beings, in proof of this. Furthermore these Beings must
    • express their corporeality in some form or other. And these Beings
    • spiritual Beings.
    • us begin with the etheric body of these Beings and their work in the
    • Archangelic Beings? And how are we to understand this work? You all
    • of man, for example. The etheric aura of the human being is part of
    • being. The interplay of these three aspects creates the peculiar
    • individual human beings for the Folk Spirit. This is important. But
    • observing the ego-interests of these Beings. Picture to yourselves
    • quite realistically the etheric body of the human being embedded in
    • Archangelic Beings, who are the real Spirits of the indigenous groups
    • contact other Beings on the same territory and did not work in
    • stage upon which the Archangels meet with yet other Beings who
    • find, strange to relate, besides the Archangelic Beings already
    • described, other mysterious Beings who are related to the Archangels
    • them, in that they are more potent Beings than the Archangels
    • human soul. But there are other Beings who exercise a much more
    • must be quite clear about these Beings; we shall then be able to name
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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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    • those Archangelic Beings of whom we have spoken in the two preceding
    • have already described them in their external aspect as Beings two
    • stages beyond man, Beings who, at the present time, are engaged in
    • progressive evolution of these Archangelic Beings, this Folk Spirit
    • folk-characteristic of the individual human being.
    • Soul. If we wish to throw light upon the inner being of man today, we
    • members of the inner being of man independently of each other, we
    • inner being of man. The psychic life, the inner being of man,
    • through the physical body. We can thus distinguish the inner being of
    • man from his outer sheath or envelope. Man's inner being
    • Soul, Intellectual Soul, Spiritual Soul; in the Archangelic Beings,
    • experiences. These sensations are unknown to a Being of this kind; it
    • the Archangels are not Beings who are limited to mathematical
    • Beings. Eliminate therefore the entire contents of the Sentient Soul
    • externally, but which pervades and illumines his inner being so that
    • the Archangels can penetrate into the inner being of man and this
    • being. What we introduce into our moral consciousness are ideals,
    • the Beings of the animal, plant and mineral kingdoms. And so man can
    • the soul-life of this Archangelic Being may possess what we call
    • human beings call the Intellectual or Mind Soul. Think of these
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 4. The Evolution of Races and Civilization.
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    • that man as we know him today is a highly complex being and that his
    • present form and inner being could only have arisen through the
    • cooperation of countless numbers of cosmic Beings. From the study of
    • members testify to the activity of the spiritual Beings during the
    • will call to mind all the Beings who worked together during those
    • seen that not only was the cooperation of many Beings and
    • man it was also necessary that at certain epochs, certain Beings
    • closely and watch the activity of the several Beings do we begin to
    • of these Beings. The chief Being who is of importance for
    • provided by the Spirits of Form, the Beings whom we call Powers or
    • Exusiai. If we follow the activity of these Beings alone and ask
    • of seven has for the time being been recapitulated in a particular
    • Beings who renounced the possibility of continuing their evolution
    • normally up to the stage of their Earth-evolution Beings who might
    • controlled by spiritual Beings who determine Earth conditions, but by
    • other abnormal spiritual Beings. And because these abnormal Beings
    • influence of these abnormal Beings. In the course of his whole
    • development man is subject to the influence of these abnormal Beings.
    • has become a more material being than he would otherwise have been.
    • Beings man was forced to descend upon the Earth at A and begin his
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 5. Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
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    • our inmost being we shall also receive the countless blessings of all
    • and we now understand how the Beings of the spiritual Hierarchies
    • question now arises; how do the Beings of a higher order work into
    • all spiritual Beings manifest in some form or other and are to be
    • of Maya, the most external manifestation of these spiritual Beings. I
    • substance”. But he who penetrates into the being of natural
    • below, from within the Earth; they emanate from certain Beings. Thus
    • Beings. On the one hand we see the activity of the Spirits of Form
    • Air is an illusion behind which stand the mighty Beings we call
    • Divine Beings, Thrones, Cherubim and Seraphim. When we look outward
    • when we look into the depths of the Earth we ascribe to the Beings of
    • Beings nearest to us and they “dance upon” the surface of
    • the Earth where we live and have our being. They work inward from
    • last of the Beings of the Second Hierarchy are the Spirits of Wisdom,
    • inner being of organic life. To this Hierarchy belongs, in the first
    • mediate between the individual human’ beings and the
    • water, air and fire are the Beings of the first or highest Hierarchy
    • in from the cosmic sphere. From outside, the Beings of the second
    • Beings of the third Hierarchy who, for the moment, are the weakest of
    • those exalted Beings whom we call the Spirits of Will, who fashion
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 6. The Five Root Races of Mankind.
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    • We must envisage these Beings as originally working inward from the
    • of Form to act independently. These are the same spiritual Beings who
    • would fashion the real Ego-being. But as other spiritual Beings
    • Spirits of Form — those Beings who, as I described yesterday,
    • being, his general make-up, would come into existence in that
    • self-sufficient; it is a reflection of its own inner being which for
    • those spiritual Beings who are stirring in man and determine his
    • spiritual Beings invade those members of the physical body, which are
    • Form whom we may call Venus Beings work through the respiratory and
    • in which dynamic forces of the Spirits and Beings who are centred in
    • Beings, Buddha, Zarathustra or Zarathas in his later incarnation, and that
    • resembling pygmy beings” — he was referring to the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 7. Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
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    • able to accept the idea that not only do the Beings and forces of the
    • especially the course of human evolution, but also that the Beings of
    • spoke of how the Beings of a particular Hierarchy intervene in order
    • the question which confronts us is whether these spiritual Beings
    • development certain spiritual Beings advance to the next higher rank.
    • Archangels, certain Beings of the Hierarchy of the Archangeloi,
    • to be the first Time Spirit or Archai-being of the post-Atlantean
    • Archai-being who then worked through intuition upon those great
    • by our recognition of a number of widely differing Beings and
    • being or ultimate substance constitutes the underlying reality of the
    • into different Beings. In India, for example, the ultimate
    • Archai-being, a Spirit of Personality. After he had become a Time
    • the Archangel of the Greeks had developed into an Archai-being, the
    • Beings from the ranks of the Hierarchies, this could not have been
    • Spirit of exoteric Christianity, so that the Archai-being himself,
    • Archai-being, a Spirit of Personality and elected to remain at the
    • Beings of the Hierarchies. At the same time it offers a concrete
    • this Archangel could have advanced to the rank of an Archai-being, he
    • a single Archangel-being and were destined to come gradually under
    • Archangels emerged the Archai-being, the leading Time Spirit of our
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 8. The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
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    • of their essential being, he could be greatly mistaken, for a totally
    • characteristics of the Beings in the various legends may be very
    • the divine-spiritual Beings concealed behind them. If completely
    • different Beings are present in Adonis and in Christ, then we are
    • advanced human beings pushed forward into Indian territory and
    • to devote more attention to the way in which the human beings who
    • were being prepared in Europe for the fifth post-Atlantean
    • in the post-Atlantean epoch? In the old Atlantean times human beings
    • beings were subject when migrating from West to East. In the course
    • Archangels and Angels and all those spiritual Beings who were active,
    • particularly in the folk spirit. All the work of these higher Beings
    • the Beings we call Spirits of Movement or Mights and those above them
    • Beings were of special interest to them. The spiritual Beings of
    • lower rank were, on the other hand, Beings whose domain they had
    • expressions Dynamis and Kyriotetes. They beheld again these Beings
    • they were beginning to lose the memory of Angelic beings. Persian
    • when the Folk Spirits and those spiritual Beings who were still
    • what we have come to know as the divine-spiritual Beings immediately
    • and with whom men felt themselves to be united, those divine Beings
    • the Beings who as Angels and Archangels were concerned with the ‘I’
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 9. Loki - Hodur and Baldur - Twilight of the Gods.
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    • human being distinct from itself, then in the act of cognition one is
    • whether that which is known is human being, animal, tree or stone.
    • objectively amongst the other beings whom they perceived
    • higher Beings, the Angels and Archangels, in the way I pointed out
    • being, can enter into the most varied relationship with the external
    • it, these relationships were determined for him by the higher Beings
    • with other egos and with the world of spiritual Beings, so that on
    • have imprinted themselves upon the inner being of man, upon his
    • to become a free and independent being, to be fired with enthusiasm
    • affairs he was guided by divine spiritual Beings. But on the other
    • his point of attack in the inner being of man, in the play of the
    • advent of certain powers which penetrated into his inner being and
    • active being in the world. With his clairvoyance Nordic man felt
    • Lucifer to be primarily that which makes man a free being, one who is
    • deterioration of his whole being than would have befallen him had he
    • assign death in the human being or in the animal or plant to the same
    • once as an astral being and lived as such upon the astral plane. The
    • clairvoyant sees are not allegories, but real Beings.
    • world. His consciousness alternated just as a certain Cosmic Being
    • Beings, and on the other, the tragic slaying of Baldur.
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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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    • through the evolutionary stages of the human being, of shaping it and
    • Being, Donar or Thor, who stands midway between man and the Folk
    • divine-spiritual Being such as Thor. That was the experience of
    • from which the individual emerges. Sif is the Being who unites
    • perceives Sif and Thor as the Beings who endowed him with his ‘I’.
    • relationship between the spiritual Beings and the people, because the
    • physical plane, to whatsoever was necessary for its well-being there
    • divine-spiritual Beings within the heart of man. Otherwise it would
    • Spiritual Soul, is being prepared by the peoples of Western Asia and
    • their whole culture gives the impression of being in a preparatory
    • direct outpouring of the inner being of the people may be compared to
    • being, not an emotional feeling, but something that is the creation
    • light. The Slavonic element also recognizes this Being — though
    • so often met with in Persian mythology; it recognizes the Sun Being
    • nature and all animate beings. We must think of this as a wholly
    • phenomena, creations and beings of nature.
    • must think of this Slavonic soul as being able to see entities in
    • of a vast number of Beings in this strange spiritual world which we
    • his being. Hence also his limited interest in isolated aspects of
    • that we must think of this Being as possessing two centres of will.
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 11. Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda.
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    • Cosmos. Whenever new beings descended from spiritual heights into the
    • descent of the psycho-spiritual beings who in olden time had risen to
    • divine-spiritual Beings, those Archangels who directed the union of
    • those angelic Beings who had poured into the human soul all that this
    • of Vidar, the deeper aspects of whose being we are now striving to
    • Science reflects the knowledge of the Christ Being, and if we start
    • from a true understanding of this Being whom we look for in the very
    • has sometimes been said that the name we give to the greatest Being
    • the Christ Being will not insist on retaining the name of Christ. If
    • a Being plays a part in the evolution of mankind, in the life of the
    • peoples of the West and the East and this Being must conform to man's
    • occult teachings is that the moment one recognizes that this Being
    • Equally, the idea of the Christ Being should not be limited or
    • best that is in us, our sympathy and compassion, to the well being of
    • note we shall end for the time being the course of lectures given



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