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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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    • 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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    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • on earth derive in turn enlightenment and support from their former
    • earthly companions.
  • Title: Life Between ... Other Books by the Same Author
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    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • A description of the evolution of the earth and its
    • 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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    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • how we loved him during earthly life, and as a result how we love him
    • considered. In pre-Christian times men could not acquire on earth
    • period was due to the fact that since the beginning of earth
    • shades. On earth man could create beauty, art, harmonious social
    • recollection. If we have experienced on earth an understanding of
    • death what has been understood on the earth in relation to the
    • earth. With this knowledge gained out of our memory during this
    • Naturally, every man returns through a new birth to earth, but it is
  • Title: Life Between ... II: Investigations Into Life Between Death and Rebirth 2
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • having left the earth behind us, we now leave the Sun sphere and
    • on earth can be recalled by means of initiation, we discover that
    • Lucifer bestows on us all experiences not originating in the earthly
    • Lucifer gives us everything unrelated to the earth. Our former human
    • on earth what the mineral, the plant, the animal, air and water,
    • preserved our memory of earlier conditions on earth and protected us
    • our life on earth was attuned to higher moral demands, to the majesty
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  • Title: Life Between ... III: Mans Journey Through the Planetary Spheres
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    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • 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
    • being on the earth between birth and death, contracted as he is into
    • he was connected on earth. The difference is determined by whether
    • religious turn of mind during life on earth. After death an
    • In the life on earth materialistic ideas are an error, a fallacy. In
    • came down to earth to a new incarnation you yourself were in those
    • There were long, long stretches of time in human evolution on earth
    • his existence on earth began. As long as the ancient clairvoyance
    • whatever response we make to a religion on the earth, limited as it
    • religious denomination on earth can never impart to the soul what is
    • they were adapted to particular earthly conditions. Those who do not
    • put the question, “Is there any religion on earth in which one
    • man. This is not yet admitted all over the earth, but what is true
    • confined to one part of the earth. To imagine it as confined would be
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  • Title: Life Between ... IV: Recent Results of Occult Investigation Into Life
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    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • of earthly existence to the sphere of knowledge and of the arts. Here
    • to cooperate, but also the initiates who lived on earth. They do not
    • 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
    • physical plane. Here we are bound outwardly to the earth, surrounded
    • death the earth is separated from us and we are united with the
    • with the earth. We proceed beyond it when we have learned through
    • customary on earth. There we are spread out in space, we feel
    • earth. A long span of our evolution after death, and our ability to
    • ethical concepts and feelings we developed on earth. A person who has
    • still involved in earthly matters is not entirely severed. We still
    • know what we have done on the earth, what we have thought. Just as
    • painful! On earth if we have done a person some injustice or have not
    • earthly connection we should have loved him, but did not do so as
    • more. What has been established on the earth remains. We cannot alter
    • with Him on earth.
    • Spirit of the earth will be retrieved.
    • whole earth. It remains the basic challenge of spiritual science to
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  • Title: Life Between ... V: Life Between Death and Rebirth 1
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    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • re-enters earthly life.
    • earth. In the physical world objects present themselves to our senses
    • earth. We are together with the one who died before, at the same time
    • we did wrongly during our life on earth but we are incapable of
    • 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.
    • that we live, to begin with, in the cloud of our earthly experiences.
    • those who have died and with whom we were together on the earth, or to
    • those still on earth capable of ascending with their consciousness
    • but that is what actually happens. It is only on earth that we
    • to the orbit of the moon around the earth. In the language of
    • the moon around the earth. Today I cannot go into the relative
    • during our physical existence we feel ourselves to be earth dwellers,
    • our earthly existence but the wide sphere bounded by the orbit of
    • depends upon how we have prepared ourselves on earth — on the
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    • 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,
    • earthly life around him. He is connected with what earthly life gave
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Suppose two people are living together on earth. One of them is a
    • on earth. Then one takes a book and quietly goes through it sentence
    • who has died and with whom he has had such a connection on earth that
    • bear in our soul is unchangeably rigidified, but from the earth a
    • should remember that not only our existence on earth but the whole
    • experiences of the dead can be perceived here in earthly life. I also
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  • Title: Life Between ... VII: The Working of Karma in Life After Death
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    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • 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
    • impulse to act differently in our next incarnation on earth. We
    • spiritual life depends on how we lived on earth in the physical
    • world. It not only is a question of our earthly consciousness. Our
    • earth we live in our ego. Below the ego-consciousness lies the astral
    • to the living. Inasmuch as they have had a relationship on earth with
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  • Title: Life Between ... VIII: Between Death and a New Birth
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    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • 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
    • earth, one merely passes him by. On earth, too, one would not
    • contact only with the individuals one has known on earth. One might
    • 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
    • earthly life, he still holds onto these memories.
    • What is an earthly language? Every language has meaning only for
    • earthly life and is closely connected with a person's
    • thoughts are not formed according to earthly conditions. The dead
    • if it is to live. The earth is covered with plants because the sun
    • that is present without earthly participation. Since the Mystery of Golgatha
    • man must always penetrate into the Christ-substance of the earth that
    • of the sun. Then the mighty Sun Spirit descended to the earth, and thereby
    • after death. In nature this stage will be accomplished when the earth
    • on the earth, it conjures forth the carpet of vegetation. Now assume the
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  • Title: Life Between ... IX: Life After Death
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    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • 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.
    • who are incarnate today were already present on the earth, the more
    • 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
    • united with those whom they knew on earth. Souls who are devoid of
    • earth who are dumb, who want to convey something but are quite
    • be cultivated on earth in the sense of the new spiritual science,
    • earth. We do not live in vain in the material world! It is not for
    • We cannot regard the earth as a mere vale of despair into which our
    • souls are transposed, so to speak. We should consider the earth as a
    • life on earth. Here we travel across the world; we see the heavenly
    • If we have not filled our soul here on earth with what the physical
    • these people here on earth. Suppose a person has felt a quite
    • so what we experience on earth as our external moral world, as the
    • repeated earth lives, can never really accept the fact that a destiny
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  • Title: Life Between ... X: Anthroposophy as the Quickener of Feeling and of Life
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    • 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
    • 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
    • they can communicate with one who for earthly life is dead. In the
    • dead, who are in fact far more alive. Souls on earth will also feel
    • nothing can be concealed. Here on earth one can lie and pretend but
    • souls during their earthly life. In accordance with the extent of
    • occurs on earth as obstacles, as impediments to our deeds. Ahriman
    • also has this task. All obstacles that arise here on earth are
    • their lives on earth they indulged in love of ease and comfort. If
    • on earth. One will experience them after death but one learns to
  • Title: Life Between ... XI: The Mission of Earthly Life as a Transitional Stage for the Beyond
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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
    • 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
    • them. Unless the link is established between man and man on earth, it
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    • 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
    • individuality that he has brought over from previous earth lives.
    • the higher worlds that we have developed on earth. We ourselves have
    • 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
    • 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
    • on. The connection between earthly existence and life between death
    • able to accomplish on earth with devotion, with love for the task at
    • who in a previous earth life were lacking in conscience and did not
    • earthly sheaths. They carry these forces upward into a higher
    • worlds differently from others who have lived out their earthly
    • normally would have served a physical earthly existence. What happens
    • feeling relationship to the Christ impulse even though the earth has
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    • 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
    • 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
    • Earth and Moon. Human imperfections, be they noble or no, are
    • including trivial matters, are inscribed between the spheres of Earth
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    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • 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
    • 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
    • with life on earth is maintained by the recollection of what has
    • period after death man re-experiences what has happened on earth and
    • If one seeks to look down upon it, the earth offers a special aspect.
    • One has the urge to look down. The urge to remember the earth
    • consciousness remains that he is destined for the earth, that he must
    • return again and again to the earth if he would develop himself
    • completely the thoughts that link him to the earth, he would also
    • anguish. Man must not lose his connection with the earth. The earth
    • too, the earth cannot completely disappear from him. It is only in
    • who have spiritual thoughts and feelings on earth find it difficult
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    • on earth in turn derive enlightenment and support from their former earth
    • 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
    • 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
    • open wider vistas for the self after death. Earthly life is there so
    • death must be prepared on earth. Fear of loneliness is the torment
    • good connection with souls who have remained on the earth or with
    • be done by the so-called living who have remained on the earth.
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    • 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
    • earthly existence to have formed an idea of the conditions of life
    • existence here on earth. In a certain sense, everyday words can only
    • 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
    • two such persons die who knew one another well on earth. After death
    • 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
    • into physical, earthly beings, and what we have done by means of
    • earthly life, on what was his world, on what he encompassed
    • dwells outside his skin, his earthly existence looks quite different.
    • For example, on earth we are connected with a person towards whom we
    • of looking back at the previous earth life. The tableau in the Akasha
    • what we experienced together. My family is on the earth, but I cannot
    • able to behold themselves on earth, that is, their own life that has
    • ideas that one can only acquire here on earth.
    • earth until they have ascended to the rank of buddhahood. As long as
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