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  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Contents
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    • inwardly instead of being occasioned by outer events. These lectures
    • being may reduce the value of his ‘I’ as the result of
    • After death the human being draws forces from the
    • lecture. Of the members of man's being it is the ‘I’ or
    • within the human being. Growth, however, continues until checked by
    • Hierarchies and of the Luciferic Beings belonging to those
    • Golgotha. The power and influence of the Luciferic beings have no
    • himself. The thoughts conceived by divine-spiritual Beings in the
    • are received by him from the Beings of the Hierarchies whom he
    • Luciferic or Ahrimanic beings according to their attitude to
    • beings during a soul's life after death can be recognised in
    • beings who send down to the physical world forces that promote
  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture One
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    • inwardly instead of being occasioned by outer events. These lectures
    • beings. The aim of The Guardian of the Threshold was to
    • show that the essential nature of these beings can be revealed only
    • of these beings — popular as such definitions are. My purpose
    • by these beings in the lives of men. The Play will also have helped
    • before a human being can reach the highest stage of development he
    • however, be dealt with in the forthcoming lectures, the reason being
    • For some years now the relationship of human beings
    • and, being aware of their task in the present age, they will find
    • Between death and the new birth a human being
    • fatal, but his whole being was transformed. There are many such
    • order to maintain this intercourse with the Beings of the
    • taken place between the Beings of the higher Hierarchies. At this
    • time there were certain tasks which it was incumbent upon the Beings
    • condition must be noted. The Beings whose task in the spiritual
    • in order to develop consciousness, so do the Beings of the
    • what otherwise they do to us. This, however, is already near to being
    • When a human being has passed through the Gate of Death
    • spiritual being of someone who passed through the gate of death
    • being we can do nothing to make amends. In this world of visions
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  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Two
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    • being may reduce the value of his 'I' as the result of
    • being is unable to recall what his soul has experienced. There is
    • thus a dividing line in the life of a human being: before it there is
    • This happens because as a being of soul-and-spirit, man returns into
    • by colliding each morning with our inner being. This takes place not
    • a fact that every human being can recognise. At the same time he can
    • realise that as a human being never fulfils his ideal value, his ‘I’
    • bodies there is no possibility of being able to do this at the
    • of his being. The destruction for which a man is continually
    • being the forces must be drawn from other worlds.
    • human being expands, quite literally expands, into all the planetary
    • spheres. During the Kamaloka period, as a being of soul-and-spirit,
    • around the Earth. Beings of various ranks are involved in the
    • of Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter and finally Saturn. The being who has
    • beings between death and the new birth are investigated, it will be
    • ‘social’ being in the Mercury sphere; it is easy for him
    • to establish relationships with other beings — either with
    • people who died before him or also with beings who inhabit the
    • connection and relationship with the beings living in this sphere and
    • know that the other beings are there but we seem to be within a shell
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  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Three
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    • birth you will recall that during that period a human being
    • cannot, for the time being, change it at all. Thus if in the
    • although a human being casts off physical body and etheric body at
    • because human beings of the present age are by no means particularly
    • slight because on the physical plane human beings live for the most
    • receive from the spiritual world impressions from human beings who
    • make him picture the life of soul as being connected too closely with
    • in the plant by cosmic forces is brought about in the human being by
    • his own Ego and astral body. When does a human being allow his limbs
    • to the organs of the human being. Hence we can say: the plant's body
    • body and we must think of these members of his being as having the
    • human beings leave the Earth, either in sleep or at death, they pass
    • forces of the Cosmos. After the death of the human being Ego and
    • beings and our true human nature. This knowledge will help us to
    • We shall realise that we are not merely beings of the Earth but
    • Christ is the great Sun-Being who through the Mystery of Golgotha has
    • being and the free will. The girl represents the human soul endowed
    • related to those members of his being which remain together during
    • consequences being that the life of soul and the bodily life are more
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    • After death the human being draws forces from the
    • human being which at death leaves the physical body and, to a
    • the human being is able to draw these forces from the world of stars
    • before his death. To sum up, we may say that as long as a human being
    • up-building and vitalising of his own being; for they give rise to
    • the simple fact that during sleep the human being has no
    • Spirit resolved that when the human being had acquired certain
    • announced that the human being was not to witness the revivification
    • being is restored. In the very earliest years of childhood, when any
    • concealed from the human being in his later years. Evidence for this
    • being of man the forces which can build up and fashion the next life,
    • being. What, after all, does he know about the processes working in
    • his being but is something quite different. In the life between death
    • stars work upon his being, how they gradually rebuild it. From this
    • differs from perception on Earth. On Earth the human being stands at
    • during the life after death. There man feels as if his whole being
    • the human being describes a circle which passes through the whole
    • is to say from different viewpoints, upon his own being, and he feels
    • the forces which he pours upon his being for the needs of the next
    • characteristics as it pours into your being which you have left at
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  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Five
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    • is that when a human being rises from the rank of Bodhisattva to that
    • human beings but also with those sublime Leaders and Teachers who
    • Mystery Centre in spiritual bodies. One such Teacher was the Being
    • the Mystery of Golgotha this Being had a notable pupil. At that time
    • his being, had actually co-operated in its inception. What had still
    • a Being who need no longer incarnate in a human body, he had
    • that being who had been a pupil of the Buddha and Christ, who had
    • numbers of human beings would have developed the character and
    • Earth, how at each new incarnation the human being finds that the
    • change that had come about in the forces brought by human beings from
    • It would have been possible for a class of human beings
    • and interested in external culture only; these human beings would
    • Christianity. A Being such as the Buddha, having continued to work
    • two categories of human beings would have become more and more
    • with his whole being for spiritual aims. For example, it was
    • necessary that human beings should be educated to think in terms of
    • now a spiritual Being after having risen to the rank of Buddhahood.
    • pass through a phase of being followers of Francis of Assisi and
    • that the Being who was the greatest Prince of Peace and Love, who was
    • Here, then, we face a deed of a Being whose destiny it
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    • lecture. Of the members of man's being it is the 'I' or
    • being, after experiencing the Christ Event in the Sun sphere between
    • Gautama Buddha. Genuine enlightenment about the being of man and his
    • is already slowly being prepared in the souls of men. The preparation
    • consists in human souls being helped to understand what is now
    • Science. In this way not only will a knowledge of the being of man
    • Mars being delegated by Christian Rosenkreutz to Buddha. This Mystery
    • We know that the human being on Earth consists of
    • to the further transformation undergone by the human being between
    • remains unchanged. Whether the human being is passing through the
    • must not be confused with the ‘I’ which the human being
    • human being changes. The true ‘I’ does indeed remain but
    • night the human being sleeps, for then the ‘I’ of the
    • there would be no difference between the ‘I’ not being
    • cannot be a matter of the ‘I’ simply being there, but it
    • must be present in the human being even when he cannot yet say ‘I’,
    • Our observation of the human being during the first
    • To begin with, the human being crawls about on all fours
    • the human being is not yet able to speak and has to learn how to do
    • this. He is not immediately the being he is intended to become as a
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    • within the human being. Growth, however, continues until checked by
    • Hierarchies and of the Luciferic Beings belonging to those
    • Golgotha. The power and influence of the Luciferic beings have no
    • the actual life of the human being other facts of incisive
    • said that Ego-consciousness flashes up in the human being at some
    • hardly find two human beings whose memories go back to exactly the
    • member of man's being and are then concerned with the other, more
    • contribution made by the forces that give the human being his form is
    • first seven years of the life of a human being. The principle of form
    • in the human being during the first seven years of his life. It can
    • therefore be said that when the human being enters into life through
    • seven years of life; the human being has then reached the point when
    • formative principle still produces out of the human being. The
    • we may ask: When these Spirits of Form have worked on the human being
    • The answer is ‘No’, for the human being goes
    • are active in the human being until the seventh year there is no more
    • reason in the case of man than in that of other beings why these
    • something does intervene. When the human being stops growing, certain
    • human being a certain elasticity. But at that point other formative
    • human being can grow only to the limit indicated by the line b–b.
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    • himself. The thoughts conceived by divine-spiritual Beings in the
    • real light upon his essential nature and being. For when we look
    • begin with is connected with him as a human being but remains
    • into our own being.
    • progress in evolution has in point of fact been made only by beings
    • The thoughts conceived by divine-spiritual Beings in the past live on
    • present, living, divine-spiritual Beings but the memory-pictures, the
    • thoughts which the divine-spiritual Beings kept in reserve in order
    • everything except the real being of man, through the spiritual
    • life of day, so that in the normal life of the human being a certain
    • Thus when we observe the human being from the viewpoint
    • precondition of man's true spiritual development. No being who did
    • heavenly worlds are within our being, just as here on Earth we feel
    • being who at his next birth is to enter into existence, has for a
    • assumes that when a human being comes into existence through birth he
    • time between death and rebirth a human being himself begins to
    • is to be born from that ancestral line. This human being who is to be
    • human being.
    • therefore, a human being is already concerned with the preparation of
    • conception, the first physical atom of the human being comes into
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    • are received by him from the Beings of the Hierarchies whom he
    • Luciferic or Ahrimanic beings according to their attitude to
    • beings during a soul's life after death can be recognised in
    • beings who send down to the physical world forces that promote
    • contact with many and infinitely varied forces and beings. He does
    • but he comes into contact with definite forces and Beings —
    • namely, the Beings of the several higher Hierarchies. Let us ask
    • Earth. Within certain limits the human being builds and fashions his
    • also his destiny are received by him from the Beings of the higher
    • the Beings who can endow us with the forces we need for our physical
    • the Beings of the higher Hierarchies in two ways. We may recognise
    • what is being offered us and what we shall subsequently need. But we
    • might also pass before these Beings in such a way that, figuratively
    • what these Beings are offering us, or we may pass through it without
    • need in order to realise how these different Beings approach us and
    • in all circumstances, to enter into communion with the Beings of the
    • loneliness, in order to establish contact with those Beings and
    • and consequently he will be an inadequate human being in his next
    • deeds and the Beings of the higher Hierarchies are indeed illumined
    • as the human being could otherwise have received them. Their nature
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    • individuality of the human being concerned, continually expands,
    • from the great macrocosmic spheres, there arises the human being who
    • is to embark on the course of earthly life, the being who is to live
    • the human being still clings to his sense-impressions and retains a
    • life spent in longing for sense-impressions and being unable to enjoy
    • necessary sense-organs have been discarded, a world in which no being
    • of Flowing Susceptibility. There the human being gradually
    • this stage, when the human being has weaned himself from fostering
    • desire to wish with a heart as on Earth. Finally, the human being
    • is spiritual to the extent of being able to behold as something
    • on Earth. But when the human being assumes embodiment on Earth he can
    • on, for the time being, their characteristics. Through this they
    • permeate his being with theirs, in order that his being may be able
    • thoughts are real beings.”
    • know more and more clearly in this realm that in his own inner being
    • Brahman’, i.e. ‘I belong to the Primordial Being in Whom
    • all beings have their origin’.)”
    • those Teachers in ancient India are revealed to us as beings
    • self-knowledge, of completely unbiased self-knowledge. Only by being
    • human beings have contributed to the progress of culture on Earth has



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