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  • Title: Life Between ... Back Cover
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    • titles) will find himself faced with one of the greatest thinkers of
  • Title: Life Between ... Other Books by the Same Author
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    • thought understands itself properly, it is led to the ancient
  • Title: Life Between ... I: Investigations Into Life Between Death and Rebirth 1
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    • impressions, and since it identifies itself with these impressions it
    • presence of this visionary world, namely, to say to oneself that to
    • begin with one can only learn certain things about oneself from these
    • One cannot free oneself from the impression one gains in observing
    • entry into the spiritual world that one should free oneself from all
    • manifests itself in a wide variety of degrees until we reach the
    • other words, in order to philosophize he went out of himself. Today
    • man looks inward, into himself, and only there, when he finds the
    • seeks to find the divine spark ever more in himself. We have seen
    • This is the reason why the more man seeks the divine within himself,
    • even greater obstacles for itself in its cloud of visions than during
    • himself to this particular point. At this moment every soul who has
  • Title: Life Between ... II: Investigations Into Life Between Death and Rebirth 2
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    • and later the connection can only be recalled by relating oneself to
    • At this stage one feels oneself drawing away from the earth. The
    • formed itself karmically during that life, appears before the soul.
    • into himself the after-effects of his life on earth. During the
    • has to establish himself in earthly existence. Now consider the life
    • refer what you experience outside in the spirit to yourself. You
    • would also have to refer the being of God to yourself, to let it be
  • Title: Life Between ... III: Mans Journey Through the Planetary Spheres
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    • could not think, I picture this to myself; no feeling of which
    • of himself, is brought nearer to a knowledge of self. Of course, it
    • that makes him aware of himself. You will have to conclude that a
    • world outside did not make him aware of himself. The fact that there
    • is a world external to himself makes possible the unfolding of
    • are objects outside himself. In other words, he separates himself
    • no knowledge of itself, not, at least, in the world in which we live!
    • came down to earth to a new incarnation you yourself were in those
    • in this world of stars. When you practice self-knowledge you can
    • But if one asks oneself, “How does there enter into me that
    • something himself in order that his etheric body may be built up
    • itself. For it is out of the Sun sphere that our etheric body must
    • fact that it did not limit itself to one people and one epoch.
    • principle in himself, who looks for the Christ principle in a
    • Christ impulse, this impulse itself will eventually enable all men on
    • will achieve over the whole earth. The Christ impulse itself must
    • and its value determined by life itself, and it will establish itself
    • myself the forces given to me by a whole universe, the better human
  • Title: Life Between ... IV: Recent Results of Occult Investigation Into Life
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    • myself more intimately again with an important aspect of occultism,
    • world but which does not yet reveal itself in a marked way. I refer
    • oneself, but love it because it is in the world irrespective of
    • thought it will lead most certainly to selflessness. Such moods of
    • the gate of death, where does he feel himself to be?” One can
    • an initiate or of a person after death, is one of feeling oneself
    • Although I have concerned myself a great deal with Homer, yet a
    • he remained behind and severed himself from the stream of cosmic
    • transforms itself in the passage from Mars to Jupiter as orchestral
    • Transfer yourself into the spiritual world as if you could behold it.
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    • on earth. This, to begin with, clothes itself in our vision. The
    • being locks himself up within his own prison. It is a fact that the
    • a fact that presents itself to occult observation as the consequence
    • prepare himself for entering the Sun sphere while still on earth
    • because community does not arise there of itself. This is also an
    • essence that is contained in Christianity itself.
    • has contracted to the minutest dimensions, but has drawn into itself
    • the forces of the wide expanse of the whole cosmos unites itself with
    • himself into the cosmos, and thus a balance is established in the
    • itself is concerned, the connection that is experienced with the
    • I have occupied myself a great deal with Homer. Lately the fact that
    • Suppose one immerses oneself in everything one sees, in every gesture
    • gesture, every movement of the limbs, one asks oneself how an artist
    • himself with universal love, a general love for humanity. But what is
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    • after death in the kamaloca period, a man finds himself in the
    • It expresses itself as it did on earth. One can readily imagine that
    • Indeed, he hardly ever lives himself out fully as a conscious being
    • himself. It may happen that out of prejudice, indolence or for some
    • consciousness. Moreover, the soul frequently tries to delude itself
    • would have become an anthroposophist himself at some time if his
    • therefore good to make oneself familiar with the truths of spiritual
    • nature directs itself according to spiritual-scientific
  • Title: Life Between ... VII: The Working of Karma in Life After Death
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    • nevertheless not find himself completely alone, but will find other
    • truly himself. A person may have brought himself to hate spiritual
    • not concern himself with spiritual science. The one who remains
    • who remains behind concerns himself with thoughts of a spiritual
    • materialism. Consider how their union will take hold of life itself!
    • egoism. Religiously it is more selfless than the Eastern religions.
    • descended from the Sun and united Himself with the earth. We have to
    • the cosmic expanse has concentrated itself again in an embryo borne
    • We have yet another mystery. Man has gathered himself together,
    • I have concerned myself a great deal with Homer. Last summer during
    • particular passage, I had to say to myself that the Greeks called
    • the spirit in which the study itself takes on the nature of a prayer.
    • science will be abler to transform itself into a true spiritual life
  • Title: Life Between ... VIII: Between Death and a New Birth
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    • reverse, is such an instance. One has but to concern oneself
    • never concerned myself about what might happen afterwards, but since
    • and this has led me to occupy myself with spiritual science.”
    • himself that all this is nonsense may, in the depths of his soul of
    • substrata love can express itself as hate. One does find such cases
    • The question presents itself as to whether or not the dead are able
    • yourself the feelings of this man. He did not sail, and then he heard
    • When a person begins to concern himself with spiritual science he
    • Christ as the Sun Spirit. The ego has emancipated itself from the light
    • united himself with the earth, every individual who has united himself
    • spiritual world. The more a person has opened himself to receive a
    • One will accustom oneself to listen to how things are expressed. In
    • spiritualized himself. This will give you a basis for a correct
  • Title: Life Between ... IX: Life After Death
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    • and children. This expressed itself approximately in the following
    • If the man I referred to had occupied himself with spiritual science
    • world spiritually dumb, lacking the capacity to open itself rightly.
    • rises up out of my own self. It is akin to a headache in the physical
    • world, except that the pain is experienced inwardly. I am myself the
    • other. He does not know that he himself is the cause of what comes to
    • brought it on yourself!”
    • that he himself has created the appropriate conditions.
    • that manifests itself on earth in this or that artistic form, that
    • is capable has been extinguished, how he has lowered himself. Such a
    • when he has surrounded himself with a physical body either to receive
    • the spiritual world into himself, to participate in spiritual life,
    • world around him, or to dull himself. Such souls have dulled
    • maintain, however, that he wants to obliterate himself from the
    • oneself in this way is not destruction. It merely represents an
    • extinguishing of oneself in relation to the surrounding world.
    • Although one is nevertheless there for oneself. To extinguish oneself
    • oneself from the spiritual world.
    • You may well make use of the following picture. Let it impress itself
  • Title: Life Between ... X: Anthroposophy as the Quickener of Feeling and of Life
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    • this in itself is sufficient for him to feel it a duty to work
    • who has been left behind on earth occupies himself with knowledge of
    • those he has left behind because that family has not connected itself
    • make himself perceptible to your soul. You may have the feeling,
    • of being.” This feeling grows as one occupies oneself with
    • husband or a wife. The more the one feels the urge to connect himself
    • this form in consciousness, but it need not be so in the soul itself.
    • However much one has stupefied oneself and slandered spiritual
    • now the living can imagine himself in the presence of the dead, and
    • nevertheless be able to perceive the living one who occupies himself
    • not anthroposophists, has proved itself to be particularly beautiful.
    • It has shown itself to be a special service and one of the greatest
    • Although the seer must have accustomed himself to a certain
    • orient oneself down here. Here we have yet another fact that makes it
    • reveals itself of special importance. It is also of importance for
    • death gradually fulfills itself. In reality we slowly die from birth
    • experience, to awaken it vividly within oneself. Such a striving can
  • Title: Life Between ... XI: The Mission of Earthly Life as a Transitional Stage for the Beyond
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    • dulled himself toward the spiritual world in one incarnation, he will
    • be even less able in a following life to prepare organs for himself.
    • calculating; above all it will be permeated by selfishness, by
    • egoism. This manifests itself to the seer in many instances where
    • people are clever but actually cold and selfish in their activity.
    • Christ impulse and permeates himself with it, he can nevertheless
    • impulse into himself, who wished to know nothing of it, will not have
    • that it is unnecessary to concern oneself with the beyond during
    • it does not repeat itself in other realms. The creative powers have
    • that the anthroposophist who remains behind on earth concerns himself
    • This also enables one to connect oneself earnestly and worthily to
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    • bring with him the forces which, once he has connected himself with
    • that a person who has failed to occupy himself with higher worlds,
    • has dulled himself to the super-sensible world in a previous
    • endowed with a selfish intellect that seeks only its own advantage.
    • cleverness at the service of their own selfish motives are mostly
    • only a selfish intellect, an egoistic intelligence. We are able to
    • trace the path of such individuals precisely because selfish
    • the soul who in our time willfully shuts himself off from
    • decide to do something himself in order to become a servant of human
    • direction. If, however, his karma fulfills itself so that he dies
    • to say to oneself that where a lack of wisdom appears in the universe
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    • person has not available the means to rid himself of anxiety. From
    • behind improves of itself or by circumstances. Therefore, if we do
    • demands upon himself that his powers, even in respect of the outer
    • human being passes through the gate of death he himself becomes an
    • himself was a teacher in the mystery school. Among his pupils at that
    • the man himself has first inscribed into these spheres.
    • itself. Man in his totality is not an earth being, and his physical
    • image of the cosmos in himself, not merely that of the earth. It is a
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    • The man of whom we have spoken had not concerned himself in any way
    • has to rid himself of the longing for his physical body. During this
    • has a connection with itself. One sees one's own inner life
    • return again and again to the earth if he would develop himself
    • himself as if in a desert void of everything that is needed to
    • In the depths of his soul, however, this can reveal itself as an all
    • differently prepared if he does not again condemn himself to
    • experiences himself as blind and dead in relation to everything that
    • united everything within Himself.
    • that one knows oneself to be spread out over a vast space. This
    • One becomes ever smaller until one unites oneself again with the
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    • burdens itself the human soul could disappear in the course of
    • within the plant, but life itself always eludes such scientific
    • but nothing about life itself. The investigation of life is for the
    • never death itself. Death does not exist in the realms beyond the
    • He can enter these realms but he cannot annihilate himself because he
    • know about oneself.
    • essentially for himself. Such a being encounters difficulties after
    • his own soul content. He is aware only of what lives within himself.
    • completely dependent on himself because as human beings on earth we
    • Here on earth man does not truly know himself. Science teaches us
    • corpse. The brain thinks but it cannot think itself. We see a portion
    • is only the outer aspect. On earth man does not live in himself. He
    • himself. This is not meant trivially because it is truly a shattering
    • fact that to behold only oneself through a number of centuries is not
    • open wider vistas for the self after death. Earthly life is there so
    • comes upon the fact that the departed soul links itself to ancestors
    • soul disposition he alienates himself increasingly from other people.
    • all men. That is why love of all humanity is self-evident to all men.
    • That is why love of all humanity is self-evident to all moral people.
    • throne was also there. Then He united Himself with the earth.
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    • and unites itself as a tiny spirit-germ with the stream of heredity
    • after death?” Not even himself as he is after death because he
    • lacks a clear consciousness of self. The following will show us what



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