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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): Notes
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    • 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
    • Lecture TwoNormal and abnormal Archangels and Time
    • Time Spirits. Monotheism and Pluralism. Exoteric and Esoteric
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): Preface
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    • mankind at the present time will find that what I then said throws a
    • especially at the present time, to speak quite impartially about the
    • doubt the time has now come when the fate of humanity itself
    • reality of existence provides at the same time a practical view of
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): Synopses
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    • body, astral body and ego. In future time man will transmute these
    • are guiding Spirits of civilization epochs, also called Time Spirits:
    • operative. The Archangel sometimes withdraws: then the nation
    • Archangels, abnormal Time Spirit and abnormal Archangel working in
    • springtime of a people and withdraws in its decline. Relation of
    • Archai (Time Spirits,) Archangels (Folk Spirits) and Angels
    • (guardians of the destiny of the individual). Sometimes normal Time
    • In post-Atlantean times the Archangels advance to the
    • rank of Time Spirits or Archai. They are concerned with the events of
    • leading Time Spirits. Time Spirit of the first post-Atlantean epoch
    • Archangel became the Time Spirit who inspired the original
    • Egyptian people became the ruling Time Spirit. In the third epoch an
    • Hierarchies. The Greek Archangel remained as Time Spirit and becomes
    • Time Spirit of fifth epoch chosen from among Archangels of the
    • need to individualize peoples, hence late appearance of Time Spirit
    • of Europe. Time Spirit of present epoch subject to impulses of
    • Form, Chaldeans to Archai or Time Spirits, Greeks and Romans to
    • intermediate time. Perception of spiritual world would return, but
    • the Christian Time Spirit (who had been the Time Spirit of ancient
    • planetary spheres in late Lemurian and Atlantean times and their
  • 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.
    • Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
    • pleasure to speak at greater length for the third time to our friends
    • and, at the same time, something that, as yet, is rather remote from
    • field of investigation if, from time to time, we did not repeatedly
    • this point of view it will sometimes be necessary to ask you to
    • in the forthcoming lectures would demand more time than I have at my
    • and sentiment associated with his native country to colour his
    • men’ of all times, from primeval ages down to our own day, have
    • other hand, we have every reason, especially at the present time, to
    • from time to time? At best it is something that is acknowledged to be
    • distant past when man required long epochs of time for his evolution
    • the evolution of his astral body, for example, at a time when the
    • incarnations of the Earth down to our own time, we have a picture of
    • for the first time in the next incarnation of the Earth. They are
    • does today. The whole human entity at the present time is to some
    • am floating outside and above them.” If, at the present time,
    • will also be active within the human being at some future time.
    • right time so that he will then be able to direct his physical and
    • the same time to work upon their own etheric body.
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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.
    • Archangels and Time Spirits.
    • his lifetime and lifts himself to a higher moral and intellectual
    • fundamental tone or quality which persists over long periods of time.
    • But, at the same time, these etheric auras are prone to rapid
    • considerable change at the time of the migrations of the peoples.
    • free agents, they are compelled at certain times to wander over the
    • a volitional act, a necessary part of their mission. At the same time
    • for a time in the spiritual world and then incarnates again
    • Archangels who underwent their human stage on Old Sun. At that time
    • belong at the present time solely to the Spirits of Form who have
    • National sentiments, national temperament, together with the national
    • conditions of their time, conditions which at a definite moment of
    • time are created and determined by the higher Beings working on the
    • constitution of our Earth. Sometimes these configurations stand out
    • in bold relief; at other times, when the Spirit of the Age directs
    • one occasion, when for the first time specially polished lenses were
    • if this sometimes occurs. I need only remind you of the swinging lamp
    • as they ought to be on Earth, but are now for the first time working
    • representatives of their time. We can look upon them as men who were
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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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    • stages beyond man, Beings who, at the present time, are engaged in
    • the first time in the Intellectual Soul and only becomes fully
    • have been revealed from time to time. From what source could the
    • and warmth. At the same time he is aware that behind these colours,
    • an descending curve, the springtime of youth and the winter of old
    • particular people at a definite time. When the opportunity for
    • Then comes the time when he withdraws from the particular national
    • Thus the springtime of a people, its youthful vigour and vitality
    • task. At the present time man stands at the initial stage of this
    • sometimes opposing separate Spirits of Personality. The fragmentation
    • in the Spirit of the Age, assumes for a certain time greater
    • members of that people, the Spirit of the Age discharges for a time
    • at the same time we speak of a Germanic race. Now what lies behind
  • 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
    • of seven has for the time being been recapitulated in a particular
    • way for the last time. The second seven-years period of life from the
    • time of the Earth-evolution, so that they could intervene in man's
    • He would have experienced up to this time purely spiritual conditions
    • the ages of twenty-one and twenty-three but at some other time
    • physical environment. In later times race was no longer associated
    • epoch, for only then did man incarnate on Earth. Before that time he
    • how, in our own time, the national characteristics prepare in their
    • evolving too. Races are born and will at some future time cease to
    • must follow their propagation down to our own day; at the same time
    • later life, the time spent under the influence of the abnormal
    • races of our time.
    • truth is sometimes veiled, but you see that with the help of
    • been subject from earliest times. In the primeval past men owed their
    • admit that up to the present time the creations of man are still
    • islands and peninsulas, then we shall realize what sentiments must
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 5. Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
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    • different times.
    • to accept what is revealed to us at the present time concerning the
    • our own times. On the other hand, we shall perhaps have to deal with
    • for this alpine chain? There was a time in the far distant past when
    • there were already older eminencies which at that time had already
    • left (to the West). In primeval times this mighty wave formed the
    • formation which dates from the time when the primeval mass of the
    • and dark at certain times, then there would also be times when he
    • place, the Archai acting as the Time Spirits. These Time Spirits work
    • those elements, each of which held for a time the upper hand in the
    • was predominant for a time in earlier planetary epochs in various
    • ways and at various times.
    • creates the different races. Then the normal and abnormal Time
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 6. The Five Root Races of Mankind.
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    • capture it at a definite moment in time. But what I have said about
    • moment of time in the old Atlantean evolution, the peoples began to
    • centre, which, we must assume, existed at a definite moment of time
    • time they actively oppose the influence of Jahve or Jehovah who has
    • people of Jupiter or Zeus. Even at the time when) especially under
    • in the earliest ages, at the time of the separation of the races,
  • 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.
    • post-Atlantean times we are conscious that in the course of their
    • advance to the rank of the Archai or Time Spirits. This is a most
    • connected with the fact that in late Atlantis and for some time
    • back into early Atlantean times. If we wish to ascertain when those
    • times. Later on, other migrations followed upon these early
    • later Atlantean times. If we wish to understand the pattern and
    • the time of the gradual submergence of Atlantis, and the later great
    • 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
    • gradually developing, were for a long time simply under the direction
    • high mission in the manner already described. This Time Spirit worked
    • on for a long time, whilst the people lying to the North of ancient
    • India were still under the guidance of the Archangel. After the Time
    • the Time Spirit, from whom the great Zarathustra or Zoroaster, the
    • Time Spirit. As we stated at the beginning of this lecture, we are
    • rank of a leading Time Spirit and took over the guidance and control
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 8. The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
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    • At one time there must have been identical understanding of the
    • present time it is not easy to understand this essential element
    • times. The essential thing is to know what sort of man is concealed
    • including also the Angels, the Folk Spirits or Archangels and Time
    • came comparatively late, at a time when the people was already to a
    • in the post-Atlantean epoch? In the old Atlantean times human beings
    • that time he found the spiritual content of the world seemingly
    • development which still persisted for a long period of time in the
    • stage a long time before. They awoke to self-consciousness when they
    • accomplished at a time when they were not yet ego-conscious. They
    • people had risen to such high spiritual levels that, at the time when
    • already shared in former times and who therefore were no longer of
    • Primal Forces, the directing Time Spirits, the Spirits of
    • the Angels or Archangels, but at the same time men were able to look
    • evolution at a time when Christ Jesus had not yet descended upon
    • Angels and Archangels into the soul of man, but even at the time when
    • in former times. The Germanic peoples responded to these experiences
    • old primeval states of human evolution. At that time one could still
    • a time when the ego was not yet awake. But at the same time they saw
    • who were active in the very far distant past at the time of old
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 9. Loki - Hodur and Baldur - Twilight of the Gods.
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    • that time were in some respects the very first who experienced an
    • ‘I’ within the human soul may exist for a long time
    • precious boon to man, namely, freedom, and, at the same time a
    • You will find — for at the time when the Gospels were written
    • this time the Indians pursued exactly the opposite course. They lived
    • which is even more subject to error. If at some future time man is
    • time when man did not apprehend the world through sensory perception
    • time, when this view developed, man alternated between a
    • ancient times and as a development of the myth out of the old
    • mythology is only a memory of something experienced in former times,
    • physical world alone. Thus, at the time when Christianity began to
    • for a long time there still existed the direct perception of the
    • memories of the fact that once upon a time there had been an old
    • of time he had experienced much more than the mere memory of a vision
    • intermediate time. There must be a period of probation and man will
    • on the physical plane to be a time of transition.
    • spiritual world during the intermediate time when he had lost the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 10. The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future.
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    • Christian cultures of Europe in particular. In primitive times, as we
    • At the time when man became ego-conscious in the East, Eastern
    • Thus each individual still felt himself at that time to be a member
    • same time he felt that this God was still united with the collective
    • It was in this way that Nordic man experienced them at a time when
    • culture of mankind as it unfolds. But at the time when these European
    • withdrawal of the Mysteries into more secret places. At the time of
    • again at a time when man could perceive by means of the forces of the
    • peoples who, until recent times, lived on the soil of France, if you
    • sufficient time to enlarge upon these matters we could find examples
    • into the spiritual world of former times. In the Germanic and
    • Northern regions in later times, that which proceeded directly from a
    • still working in from prehistoric times and imbued with clairvoyant
    • what form it takes. When we look back into ancient times we observe a
    • the post-Atlantean epoch, will clash at some future time — the
    • to exclude completely everything which originated in primeval times
    • China with what had once existed in former times. I can give only the
    • at that time encircled the Atlantean continent. Now you will recall
    • seemingly great, all-embracing idea which is at the same time an
    • birth of new life, the coming of springtime, and that which grows and
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  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 11. Nerthus, Freyja and Gerda.
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    • will not be the last time that we shall speak together here on
    • from the spiritual research of our time. Now this is also one of the
    • time in the course of Earth-evolution an event occurred which we may
    • describe as the descent of those human souls who, in primeval times
    • still soft, plastic and pliant bodies of that time, this was
    • at the time when Tacitus wrote his “Germania”. No one
    • Christmas at a Time of Grievous Destiny.
    • descent of the psycho-spiritual beings who in olden time had risen to
    • in former times in these Northern regions. Hence in the Sagas of the
    • which was still natural to man here when, in those ancient times, the
    • a time specially favoured Gods of the North, had originally been
    • specially fitted to receive them. A time will come when individuals
    • A man performs some act and at the same time feels himself impelled
    • At the time of the Mystery of Golgotha it was intended that man
    • physical plane because, at that time, the forces of man were adapted
    • done. At that time man was not really a free agent, although he could
    • time, they will find popular favour like Sabbatai in the seventeenth
    • function in olden times was to develop man's capacities to a
    • forces known to the old clairvoyance. Once upon a time Thor endowed
    • Freyr, who, for a time,
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