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    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • The Mission of Earthly Life as a Transitional Stage for the Beyond
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    • variety of fields of learning.
    • profound learning in the ancient ones.”
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • upon earth through initiation. If he has prepared his soul, he also
  • Title: Life Between ... Editors Note
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
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    • different European cities throughout the years 1912 and 1913. they
    • them, it becomes abundantly clear that excarnated souls need the
    • on earth derive in turn enlightenment and support from their former
    • earthly companions.
    • Today, with our mental capacities geared to dealing only with the
    • Thus, in spite of what may appear on the surface to be mere
    • it appeared in the German edition, is justified. Four lectures that
    • Occult Research into Life Between Death and a New Birth,
  • Title: Life Between ... Other Books by the Same Author
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • A description of the evolution of the earth and its
    • earlier embodiments as deeds of spiritual beings who stand at various
    • and a new one begins with the appearance of Christ on earth. Cloth,
  • Title: Life Between ... I: Investigations Into Life Between Death and Rebirth 1
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • birth. Lately, I have been able to test the research that can be made
    • life on the earthly plane is radically opposed. In external life,
    • We shall discover that during our normal life on earth we are able to
    • today. In our time we should fear rather than welcome a too forcible
    • appearance of a visionary world on entering the realm of the spirit.
    • begin with one can only learn certain things about oneself from these
    • visions. The appearance of a whole host of visions around us need be
    • the spiritual world into happenings that appear to be objective
    • my occult research the following question arose. What is the
    • connected on earth, and the connections are very real. But just as on
    • earth we receive our perceptions by means of the senses, so after
    • means of our eyes and ears. Now, however, we encounter a difficulty
    • meets us in the spiritual world a vision appears, but to begin with
    • we felt towards him on earth, or it reflects some other connection
    • someone on earth as much as we should have done and now after death,
    • him on earth. This is true in spite of our earnest desire to love him
    • more and make amends for what we failed to do on earth. We experience
    • This leads me to some of my recent research. The early experiences
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • life on earth by means of visions, not through the senses. During
    • memories of earthly life and a condition of forgetting sets in. If
    • consider the following, which upon first hearing might be quite
    • At this stage one feels oneself drawing away from the earth. The
    • earth is far away below one, and journeying into the spirit world one
    • feels that one has reached the Sun. Just as during earthly life we
    • feel ourselves linked to the earth, so now we feel at one with the
    • earth from the Sun sphere. It is essential to grasp how Christ leads
    • an antagonistic being. On the contrary, he appears more and more to
    • the equal importance of Christ and Lucifer may appear, this insight
    • this stage was very strong, in all earthly experience. Our interest
    • accompany us, our recollection of earthly life would vanish because
    • this point connects us with the earth.
    • new interest in Lucifer and his realm. Severed from earthly
    • in earthly affairs. He now appears as the being who illumines what we
    • subjectively. Yet what appears shocking is perhaps in this case the
    • having left the earth behind us, we now leave the Sun sphere and
    • fact, for this phase it appears as if Christ had given us everything
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  • Title: Life Between ... III: Mans Journey Through the Planetary Spheres
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
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    • answered, although the answer may seem to lie very near at hand. How
    • of himself, is brought nearer to a knowledge of self. Of course, it
    • continual pressure between two objects. They wear each other away.
    • members time and time again and then destroy them. Hence many earthly
    • Now in our life on earth there is only one member of our being whose
    • We might look for these forces on the earth with every kind of
    • entirely on the earth, a man's astral body could never be
    • human existence are to be found on the earth is utterly mistaken.
    • Man's home is not only on the earth. True observation of the
    • the time. During the last two years it has been my task to
    • findings of this recent research.
    • hearts and minds are ready for a study of this kind. In a single
    • birth the conditions prevailing during that period came very clearly
    • being on the earth between birth and death, contracted as he is into
    • observed. Suppose we observe a man after death whose bearing
    • of kamaloca is over, a man becomes aware of those who were near him
    • he was connected on earth. The difference is determined by whether
    • religious turn of mind during life on earth. After death an
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  • Title: Life Between ... IV: Recent Results of Occult Investigation Into Life
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • In occult research one cannot check often enough the facts one has
    • known for thousands of years, yet it is difficult to describe them. I
    • One learns to know the period between death and rebirth either by
    • means of our eyes and ears come to us. Only in the higher realms of
    • grotesque it may appear, the opposite is true in the spiritual world.
    • of earthly existence to the sphere of knowledge and of the arts. Here
    • until we meet those who inwardly need to hear about the spirit, who
    • to the year 1899, the end of the small Kali Yuga. That year brought a
    • soul-awakening. In earlier times it was produced by external stimuli
    • bring about a change in a person. Since the year 1899, however, such
    • to cooperate, but also the initiates who lived on earth. They do not
    • people's ears, but they act in such a way that the impulse
    • comes from within so that people learn to understand it from within.
    • spiritual plane. There something similar to a rose would not appear
    • us, and sounds mediated by the ear, we experience the spiritual world
    • express our physical world. Imagine the space between the earth and
    • taken as the outermost path away from the earth. Then you have the
    • realm in which man, loosened from the earth, dwells during the
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  • Title: Life Between ... V: Life Between Death and Rebirth 1
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • chapters of spiritual research. In recent months it has been my task,
    • that judgments are passed by people who may have heard a few
    • of spiritual research can be understood by sound common sense, as was
    • re-enters earthly life.
    • earth. In the physical world objects present themselves to our senses
    • impressions upon our ears and other impressions upon other sense
    • pupil of occult science after only a little progress. They appear
    • earth. We are together with the one who died before, at the same time
    • able to do so, directly, in the life after death. Clear insight into
    • clearly aware of the way in which a relationship was not right but it
    • we did wrongly during our life on earth but we are incapable of
    • we know quite clearly that we are together with the other being. It is
    • one person and another can be on earth.
    • on earth. We know, for instance, that a dead friend is there outside
    • on earth. This, to begin with, clothes itself in our vision. The
    • chief thing is the aftermath of our earthly relationship, just as
    • earthly existence. The cloud of visions that envelops us is entirely
    • dependent on how we spent our earthly existence.
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  • Title: Life Between ... VI: Life Between Death and Rebirth 2
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • during his earthly life that the human being is fixed to one place,
    • During the first period after death man still bears the shells of
    • earthly life around him. He is connected with what earthly life gave
    • the needs and the interests of the heart. Occult vision observes
    • is still entirely bound up with the earthly world. The wishes,
    • draw him back to the earthly world. During the kamaloca period he is
    • the earth. He still wishes to have what he wished to have on earth.
    • He is interested in the things that interested him on earth. The
    • In yet another respect man bears his earthly connections with him
    • passed somewhat earlier through the gate of death. Both are in
    • on earth. Yet, generally speaking, there is little prospect that a
    • others in exactly the same way as we were on earth except that we
    • relationship. It remains as it was on the earth. Here we can develop
    • had with him on earth. Then, as you know, we live backwards in time.
    • It expresses itself as it did on earth. One can readily imagine that
    • established on earth. One literally feels in a state of coercion.
    • condition rightly and sense it from the heart, we should not merely
    • his upper consciousness that appear all the more strongly in his
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  • Title: Life Between ... VII: The Working of Karma in Life After Death
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • this can be so after the first five years of our work here in Bern
    • soul life in the last earthly embodiment. We gradually free
    • had on earth, and these peculiarities of the astral body, which is
    • experience. During life on earth he is enclosed within his skin, and
    • longings and desires for earthly life. Man must experience all this
    • sphere, he will find all his earthly emotions and passions inscribed
    • earth become hermits in the Mercury sphere. The morally inclined
    • connection on earth. This determines whether one is together with
    • his soul. A thorough-going egoist on earth, one who only indulged his
    • people with whom he was connected on earth. A man who has loved
    • whom one has been connected on earth. Others remain unknown to us.
    • them on earth. Whether or not we find ourselves with them depends on
    • have known on earth, even moral strivings will not carry us much
    • We should picture it as follows. During life on earth we always have
    • when we encounter a person we perceive far more clearly than on earth
    • bear the peculiar quality of a certain constancy. Because they are of
    • over a period of fifteen years, we shall become aware of it after
    • impulse to act differently in our next incarnation on earth. We
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  • Title: Life Between ... VIII: Between Death and a New Birth
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • clear about the fact that the forces we need for life do not only
    • those who awaken to physical life. Referring to our earlier
    • things that approach the human being appear strange and mysterious,
    • decay. The physical brain decays also, and it is clear that it can be
    • Let us take life on earth as a starting point. Perhaps you will have
    • in earthy life. When a person has gone through the gate of death, all
    • his earthly existence rise to the surface and become the content of
    • gate of death who on earth were enemies of spiritual science and who
    • then strive for spiritual science. Had we during their earthly lives
    • not mere theory. It must take hold of life and tear down the wall
    • earth, one merely passes him by. On earth, too, one would not
    • contact only with the individuals one has known on earth. One might
    • early stages and because it has only just begun to have an effect on
    • yourself the feelings of this man. He did not sail, and then he heard
    • have spoken on earth. It is only later, during the passage into
    • definite period of years. If the one who has remained on earth is
    • that they think the same. This can last for years and then suddenly
    • earthly life, he still holds onto these memories.
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  • Title: Life Between ... IX: Life After Death
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • seeks to answer the call, which in our time is perhaps only heard
    • the world. Today there are some who are able to say clearly that
    • words, but we should remember that the earthly words used to express
    • means of earthly words. It is different and one has to translate it.
    • know that they are below on the earth, but their soul life as it is
    • in their physical bodies on earth as they are today.
    • The difference lies in the fact that in earlier times man still
    • who are incarnate today were already present on the earth, the more
    • knowledge today. True, there are still some who go out on a clear
    • physical appearance. This was not the case in ancient times. It was
    • earlier.
    • with the souls with whom he had lived on earth, but for him they were
    • not existent. Why? Because the souls who remained behind on the earth
    • you will have them again as they were on earth.” That would not
    • gone through the gate of death will have a fearful longing to be
    • united with those whom they knew on earth. Souls who are devoid of
    • souls dwelling in a physical body must learn the language of the
    • have learned as the language of theosophy or spiritual science.
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  • Title: Life Between ... X: Anthroposophy as the Quickener of Feeling and of Life
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • “I have left my wife behind on the earth; I know that she is
    • earthly words. “When I was living with her in the physical
    • then she appears unable to speak. It can be compared to two people,
    • between the one who has died and the one who remains on earth. There
    • one who has remained on earth there is nothing that can render it
    • connection of souls here on earth with the spiritual world. If a soul
    • who has been left behind on earth occupies himself with knowledge of
    • human hearts.
    • bear, has certain sensations conveyed to him by the external world.
    • may appear as “clever conjecture,” and yet they belong to
    • make an impression on the heart and mind.
    • of heart and mind escape us because we have been protected unawares
    • they can communicate with one who for earthly life is dead. In the
    • of possibilities that they cannot hear what the dead would speak to
    • the hearts of the living.
    • to speak to the hearts of those who have developed a spiritual
    • dead, who are in fact far more alive. Souls on earth will also feel
    • in his unconscious he harbors an urge, a longing, to hear about
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  • Title: Life Between ... XI: The Mission of Earthly Life as a Transitional Stage for the Beyond
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • The Mission of Earthly Life as a Transitional Stage for
    • with it now. We can simply live on earth with all that it offers and
    • death and rebirth depends on the last life. If during earthly life we
    • forces for his next earthly life.
    • last earthly life by means of our interest in the spiritual world.
    • Earthly life is not merely a transitional stage. It has a mission. It
    • is a necessity for the beyond, as indeed the beyond is for earthly
    • the earth. It may also happen that down here people remain dull to
    • second earthly life. If Lucifer did not approach him at this point,
    • and beings needed for the next earthly incarnation. The result is
    • rebirth, he enters a new earth existence. He is now fully equipped
    • everywhere he is open to luciferic temptations on earth.
    • preceded by yet another life on earth during which they deliberately
    • interrelations of various earth lives. An exact, concrete survey
    • reveals the most manifold connections between former and later earth
    • should hold onto the fact that life on earth is of considerable
    • Life on earth has yet another significance. It is only on the earth
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • connections of our last earthly embodiment. For a period of decades
    • with what remains in the astral body as forces from the last earthly
    • corporeal form from within outwards for many years to come, in order
    • individuality that he has brought over from previous earth lives.
    • appears as chance occurrence in life is actually conditioned by means
    • the higher worlds that we have developed on earth. We ourselves have
    • The accepted view may appear plausible, but in the light of higher
    • higher hierarchies. When such a soul enters a new earthly existence
    • his next earthly life; certain inner formations will be lacking. He
    • This may be the result of an obdurate dullness in a previous earth
    • person during his next life we find that he bears the characteristics
    • of forces from earlier incarnations, a further opportunity is given
    • them to bring a ray from the super-sensible world into their new earth
    • between three earthly lives and the two intervening periods between
    • A sequence of three earthly lives may take its course in yet another
    • the earth, souls who are instinctively endowed with a certain faith
    • compensation for earthly life in the world beyond. Such an
    • Such souls are usually too easy-going to learn to know anything about
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • connected in some way with his recent life on earth. He is emerging
    • from, growing away from, his last earthly life, and during the first
    • him back in the sphere of the earth for a longer or shorter period.
    • Life in kamaloca takes its course in the sphere between the earth and
    • essential significance take place in a realm nearer the earth than,
    • the affairs of earthly life remain bound to the earth sphere by their
    • earthly conditions can but remain bound to the earth sphere for a
    • earth sphere. Ambitious people, for instance, who cultivate an
    • inordinate longing for certain things within earthly conditions and
    • their being bound to the earth sphere for a longer time after death.
    • earth sphere. By far the greater majority of communications from the
    • Although the motives binding these souls to the earth are mostly
    • for those who have been left behind on earth. Concern for friends,
    • souls back in the earth sphere. It is important to pay attention to
    • — to bear the anxiety until the situation of the one left
    • of the earth. Eventually he grows beyond this sphere. This process
    • from the conditions of earthly existence because our language is
    • each other as in the case of men on earth. They are spatially
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • You can imagine, my dear friends, that life between death and a new
    • confirmed, that is, the need to give something to the hearts and
    • that when he looked down on the earth he was unable to find the souls
    • to relive the time when he was united with his beloved on the earth.
    • But he added, “When I lived on earth my wife was like sunshine
    • gate of death. If we were to go back several thousand of years, we
    • behind on the earth. Why was this the case for all souls in ancient
    • men so lived on the earth that they still possessed an original
    • behind on the earth after death. Today souls no longer have the
    • one gazes down, a person who has remained behind on the earth only
    • on earth begins to light up, to exist for the dead.
    • no spiritual thoughts here on earth, and perhaps it is not even their
    • Man has to learn by what he foregoes. Such a soul, as a result of the
    • with life on earth is maintained by the recollection of what has
    • period after death man re-experiences what has happened on earth and
    • time he learns to live as a soul-spirit being. Let us vividly imagine
    • how this appears to super-sensible perception. To begin with, the soul
    • If one seeks to look down upon it, the earth offers a special aspect.
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
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    • soul and spirit-being could completely disappear. It is stated, for
    • burdens itself the human soul could disappear in the course of
    • will impulse, can never lead to what we know on earth as death. At
    • It can only be experienced on earth.
    • Who has given the mightiest impulse to earth evolution, the Christ
    • Being, is the only being in divine realms Who learned to know death.
    • The Christ had to descend to the earth in order to experience death.
    • far more intense than loneliness as we know it on earth. It takes the
    • Let us take as an example a person who developed on earth what one
    • earth because of an exaggerated sense of egoism is only able to live
    • in the memory of his last earthly existence when he has gone through
    • completely dependent on himself because as human beings on earth we
    • Here on earth man does not truly know himself. Science teaches us
    • is only the outer aspect. On earth man does not live in himself. He
    • become all we see around us on earth.
    • become the moon, just as on earth we are our brain. We expand into
    • A preparation is made during our life on earth to expand into the
    • ourselves, but it is the connections that we have made on earth that
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    • Reading these descriptions, it becomes clear that excarnated souls need
    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • rebirth or, if the idea of repeated earth lives is rejected, with an
    • their duty here on earth, they shall experience in the appropriate
    • out clearly the fallacy of such a view and how important it is during
    • earthly existence to have formed an idea of the conditions of life
    • existence here on earth. In a certain sense, everyday words can only
    • on the heart, lungs and so forth. All this vanishes in the course of
    • our journey between death and a new birth. During the earthly
    • quite other than what it depends upon on earth. In the spiritual
    • Let us take the extreme case of a person who, while on earth, has
    • totally deny the spiritual world so that the fearful circumstances I
    • two such persons die who knew one another well on earth. After death
    • lacks a clear consciousness of self. The following will show us what
    • Here on the earth we are situated at a point on the earth's
    • becomes after death what the brain is for us on earth as physical
    • inasmuch as we have expanded to its orbit. The Sun becomes a heart
    • for us. As here we bear the physical heart within our body, so there
    • into physical, earthly beings, and what we have done by means of
    • earthly life, on what was his world, on what he encompassed
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