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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): Notes
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    • ‘anthroposophical history,’ told as an outcome of research into
    • development of peoples” given eight years previously in the
    • following lectures. That many of the intervening years were clouded
    • Earth.
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): Contents
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    • Saturn, Old Sun, Old Moon and Earth
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): Preface
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    • this foundation because my hearers were familiar with the scientific
    • evolution of peoples on Earth to the forces of the heavenly bodies in
    • the deflection of the needle to the effect of the Earth's
    • mutual relationships, can thus be clearly understood, whereas without
    • have not hesitated to use the traditional names of the early
    • relates the content of my earlier lectures to the painful trials of
    • of the present world-situation these earlier investigations were a
    • important because the destiny of mankind in the near future will
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): Synopses
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    • arise out of races. Earth passed through three states or conditions
    • before the present Earth condition. Ego-consciousness made possible
    • by the Spirits of Form or Exusiai. The seven-year periods of man's
    • on Earth during the third of the seven-year periods.
    • Races began to be formed in early Atlantis. Racial types
    • regions of Earth diversely receptive to cosmic influences. Importance
    • Their working is manifested in the material surface of the Earth,
    • raying outward from within the Earth and the forces of the Spirits of
    • Movement streaming in from the Universe. Formerly the Earth was in a
    • Each of the planetary epochs of the Earth has its
    • and life of Thought to Old Moon. The mission of the Earth epoch is to
    • Love. The contributions of the different Spirits to Earth evolution.
    • races took place in early Atlantis; in late Atlantis a second
    • need to individualize peoples, hence late appearance of Time Spirit
    • above the Earth a spiritual centre in the region of Detmold and
    • on their different missions. In later years its spiritual mission
    • clearer picture of evolution than Northern mythology. Germanic
    • and the forces issuing from the human heart.
    • From Ginnungagap, the primeval abyss, a new Earth
    • emerges after the three Earth incarnations of Saturn, Sun and Moon.
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): Relevant Literature
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    • Cosmic Memory: Prehistory of Earth and Man
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 1. Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
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    • in an equally cordial and heartfelt manner.
    • Anthroposophy to bear in mind that we should not make progress in our
    • mankind in the near future will bring men together in far greater
    • what is meant by the term Folk Soul or Folk Spirit which one hears
    • of the Alps and Jura. It would be perfectly clear to us that this
    • description bears no relation to anything that might be known through
    • clearly distinguish between the Spirit of man and his ten fingers
    • of this future development by having learnt to control his three
    • lower members to some extent. He learned to control the astral body
    • present stage of his evolution. We clearly see the ego fashioning the
    • concerned yourselves with researches into the Akashic Record, with
    • doubt, that man did not complete the earlier evolution of his being,
    • Earth was in the same condition as it is today, but that he developed
    • his astral body in an earlier Earth cycle, the Old Moon epoch. Just
    • as we recognize that our present life is the consequence of earlier
    • incarnations, so too do we realize that the Earth itself has known
    • earlier incarnations. The Sentient Soul and the Intellectual Soul
    • were first created during our present Earth epoch, the astral body
    • during the epoch of the Old Moon, the etheric body in a still earlier
    • Saturn. Thus we look back to three incarnations of the Earth and in
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 2. Normal and abnormal Archangels and Time Spirits.
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    • research find evidence for the existence of the etheric body of these
    • know that the surface of the Earth shows different configurations and
    • that the different regions of the Earth provide widely differing
    • there extends over every region of the Earth a peculiar spiritual
    • kind of etheric aura hovers above every region of the Earth's
    • shaped on Earth, endeavour to follow the interpenetration of this
    • this aura we must clearly understand that the saying, everything in
    • surface of the Earth, They incarnate somewhat after the fashion of a
    • clairvoyant who sees into the secret hearts and minds of the people
    • must further their evolution, move across the face of the Earth and
    • of these Folk Spirits and see how he incarnates on Earth, lives again
    • must be quite clear about these Beings; we shall then be able to name
    • characteristics which belong to earlier stages. Throughout the
    • bestowed the ego upon man at the Earth-stage, they cannot, as yet,
    • experiencing it in the Earth-stage. Hence they are Beings who are now
    • difficulty is that one must first learn to discriminate in the
    • that stage during the Old Sun condition of the Earth. Thus, other
    • influenced by the Spirits of Form during his Earth existence? He
    • Spirits of Form. They exercise effective influence upon the Earth
    • because they have remained on Earth, whereas their colleagues, the
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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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    • some familiar conception, a conception that bears a close relation to
    • you will bear with me in the following observation.
    • you have all learnt at school
    • and confirms what people have learnt at school. I could also give you
    • in a beautiful landscape, but our hearts could never be fired with
    • world, an ideal that we can inscribe in our hearts and to which we
    • and respond with sensibility in the Sentient Soul; we must also learn
    • growth of materialism. If man could have a clear view over the realm
    • world. Just as man sees colours and hears sounds by means of his
    • around which again is gathered something that appears as a kind of
    • we gain insight, strange as it may appear, into a higher epistemology
    • cold, hardness and softness. The datum for Archangels is what appears
    • task; the Angels are nearing the end of this task but are by no means
    • diversity of types could exist on Earth.
    • over the whole Earth. We find that, by virtue of the normal Spirits
    • of Form, one common Humanity should exist on Earth; that the backward
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 4. The Evolution of Races and Civilization.
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    • evolution of man we know that in prehistoric times our Earth, before
    • present state. It is only during his present Earth incarnation that
    • three or four incarnations of our Earth — Old Saturn, Old Sun,
    • Old Moon and the Earth period itself up to the present moment. If you
    • it is clear that man's present organization could only have
    • education of the child you will know that in the first seven-year
    • way for the last time. The second seven-years period of life from the
    • bestowal of an ego, during man's life on Earth. The third
    • seven-year period covers the years between fifteen and twenty-one.
    • On reflection, therefore, you will not be surprised to learn that the
    • Form had free rein until man's twentieth year, then in the
    • first seven years of his life man would have the consciousness
    • of the mineral kingdom. In the second seven years, between the ages
    • fourteenth to the twentieth year he would be very active inwardly,
    • clear that man attains his present-day consciousness much too early.
    • extent soon after birth. He would not develop a clear and distinct
    • time of the Earth-evolution, so that they could intervene in man's
    • development in a particular way during this present Earth-evolution.
    • acquire only in his twentieth year approximately. These are spiritual
    • normally up to the stage of their Earth-evolution Beings who might
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 5. Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
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    • Old Sun, Old Moon and Earth.
    • Old Sun, Old Moon and Earth.
    • and reincarnation. Only through these teachings therefore do we learn
    • already suggested. The aspirant for spiritual knowledge will learn
    • clearer to us in certain respects than the folk characteristics of
    • the course of the last lectures we have learned that a race is the
    • and which offers resistance? The external surface of the Earth which
    • below, from within the Earth; they emanate from certain Beings. Thus
    • from the Earth and raying outward in all directions. But if these
    • forces alone were present, clearly man would not have solid ground
    • encounter the forces raying outward from within the Earth there
    • surface of the Earth. The surface one sees, therefore, is only an
    • — produces the diversified contours of the Earth's
    • surface. What is seen externally as the Earth's surface is
    • which the Earth assumes its highly diversified configurations.
    • through this interplay alone our Earth could not arrive at its
    • outwards from within the Earth and were opposed by the Spirits of
    • Movement alone, then the Earth would be in a continual state of flux,
    • Earth was still in a semi-fluid condition.
    • would be the configuration of the Earth today through the cooperation
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 6. The Five Root Races of Mankind.
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    • that the mission of the Earth can be fulfilled and ultimately a state
    • In creating the harmony or equilibrium of our Earth the whole
    • yesterday as the highest Hierarchy, as raying outward from the Earth.
    • Universe towards the centre of the Earth. Man does not become aware
    • when they are reflected from the Earth's centre.
    • make the mission of the Earth comprehensible we must approach this
    • of these Hierarchies are reflected in the elements of Earth
    • existence. If you bear this in mind then you will also sense the
    • clearer understanding of the cooperation between the normal and
    • population of the Earth should not be limited to a single homogeneous
    • species spread over the whole Earth, but that a diversity of
    • Earth-evolution, it would have been necessary for the normal Spirits
    • surrounds the Earth and together with the Earth forms a single whole,
    • the Earth, we must clearly understand that these seven Spirits of
    • Universe, where these Spirits of Form plan to establish the earthly
    • harmony and to fulfil the mission of Earth-evolution. Lest the
    • evolution of man. For if the Moon had remained united with the Earth
    • we wish to have a clear idea of the activities of these normal
    • of the abnormal Spirits stream down upon the Earth are arrested by
    • the Earth and ray outward again from the Earth-centre as was
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 7. Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
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    • various Hierarchies guide and direct events upon our Earth and
    • back into early Atlantean times. If we wish to ascertain when those
    • migrated to Southern Asia, then we must look back to early Atlantean
    • times. Later on, other migrations followed upon these early
    • therefore, the Earth was already colonized by the nuclei of these
    • the Earth already colonized. Thus we meet with a second migration in
    • first set out during the post-Atlantean epoch, then we must clearly
    • therefore with an earlier distribution and a later expansion, with a
    • stages of development; in other words, some were nearer than others
    • Time Spirit who, in a certain respect, appears in the mission of a
    • understand this if you bear in mind that, in reality, this particular
    • learned Rabbis, in Rabbinism. The task of this particular people is
    • the Semitic spirit in the course of thousands of years. This is the
    • antipathies. Therefore we must have a clear understanding of the
    • of post-Atlantean evolution. As a consequence of his earlier
    • spread gradually over the whole Earth. Without this consummation of
    • descent of Christ upon Earth, the Greek Time Spirit renounced for our
    • consequence the entire guidance naturally followed a clearly defined
    • products of miscegenation, other Archangels appeared who took over
    • ancient Egypt, who as we have heard, had risen in a certain respect
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 8. The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
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    • embodied therein, we must first of all bear in mind the fundamental
    • appears in one mythology is also found in a like manner in another
    • years ago I made the acquaintance of a man; he wore a uniform
    • consisting of blue trousers, red coat, and some kind of head-gear,
    • and so on.” Then he rapidly adds: “Twenty years ago I
    • became acquainted with a man who wore the same uniform and ten years
    • became acquainted thirty, twenty and ten years ago wore the same
    • different person might be wearing that uniform at those different
    • the present day. Therefore the results of the extensive research in
    • should learn to know to some extent from an understanding of the
    • civilization, and nearer to our own age, was the Persian which was
    • ego. Bear this carefully in mind. The Teutonic peoples had to
    • Greeks were nearer to the Germanic peoples. They became ego-conscious
    • whole they had no clear recollection of this stage for they were
    • experienced. Now memory is much clearer, takes on sharper outlines
    • bold, clear outlines of the influence or positive activity of the
    • Significance of the figures that appear as Apollo and Minerva and so
    • earlier epochs and created pictures of the earlier events out of
    • Earth. He only incarnated in the fourth post-Atlantean epoch. That is
    • Christ Jesus walked upon Earth were aware that they were still
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 9. Loki - Hodur and Baldur - Twilight of the Gods.
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    • difficulties, because they will have heard in the course of earlier
    • comparatively early, whilst they still preserved the old
    • you bear this in mind you will realize that Europe was destined to
    • in the course of earthly existence.
    • Lucifer, therefore, is omnipresent in our Earth-existence and finds
    • the same extent. For instance, there is no clear awareness of this in
    • picture of Lucifer. And this shows that there was a clear realization
    • wrestle with Ahriman. They feared the external world and regarded it
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    • the world, in none of them will you find such a clear and profound
    • more clearly is that the Luciferic influence makes itself felt in
    • to learn that Spiritual Science attributes sickness and death to a
    • cause. They fail to realize that one external appearance may resemble
    • caused by the fall, so that externally this case might appear the
    • say, the objects in the external world do not appear to him in true
    • occurs because the Moon interposes itself between the Earth and the
    • to the smallest details. But we must clearly understand that what the
    • clear, luminous vision into the spiritual world, became dimmed,
    • clairvoyance which then gradually began to disappear.
    • more clearly defined, more finished contours, and therefore appear
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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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    • belonged to an integrated community. For this reason, nearly a
    • hundred years after Christ, Tacitus could describe the Teutons of
    • ancient Celtic Folk Spirit, who, as we know from earlier lectures,
    • less real, less clear-cut; it had less the stamp of reality. Whilst
    • divine-spiritual Beings within the heart of man. Otherwise it would
    • etheric body. This is the Chinese culture. If you bear this
    • directly related to what in our earlier lectures we called the “Great
    • cosmogony, was very near the truth because it was derived from the
    • the Earth, is embodied in the concept of the Heavenly Father, in one
    • fructifying our Earth, so this Divine world, the world of the Father,
    • the Mother, the Spirit of the Earth. We have no other expression and
    • can think of no other way of picturing the whole Spirit of the Earth
    • than in the fertilization of Mother Earth. Instead of individual
    • of the Heavenly Father and the Earth Mother. The relation of Devachan
    • to the Earth is perceived in this way from the spiritual world. The
    • Blessed Child of the Heavenly Father and the Earth Mother. Universal
    • clearly defined deities; but they are not the same as those which we
    • depict in our spiritual cosmogony; these are more nearly represented
    • by the Heavenly Father, the Earth Mother and the Blessed Child of the
    • destiny of man is woven into creation, into the Earth, through the
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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
    • and modern spiritual research with the capacities he has developed
    • over the centuries and that henceforth modern spiritual research will
    • or have heard other
    • time in the course of Earth-evolution an event occurred which we may
    • after the hardening forces of the Moon had left the Earth endeavoured
    • developed and perfected under Earth conditions. These Saturn-,
    • Jupiter-, Mars-, Venus-, and Mercury-souls then descended upon Earth
    • watery mists and through these mists those on Earth beheld with the
    • order to incarnate in earthly bodies.
    • earthly bodies were fructified by that which poured down from
    • body of the Earth and which Northern tradition knows as Riesenheim
    • Earth belongs to Riesenheim. We realize, therefore, that Nordic man
    • daughter. She is born out of the physical forces of earthly evolution
    • through his earlier clairvoyance. The name of his horse is Bluthuf,
    • research today shows us that after Kali Yuga has run its course
    • (which lasted for 5,000 years, approximately from 3,100 BC to AD
    • 1,899) new capacities will appear in the isolated few who are
    • Spiritual Science or spiritual research. We are told that in the
    • first he does not understand. But if he has heard of Karma, of how
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