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  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Contents
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    • the body when waking from sleep. Between birth and death a human
    • after death. Understanding of every human soul without distinction of
    • evolution of humanity. The distinction between Christianity and other
    • After death the human being draws forces from the
    • human form stems from the Spirits of Form. These Spirits are opposed
    • within the human being. Growth, however, continues until checked by
    • Vision of spiritual realities gradually lost by human souls in the
  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Relevant Works
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    • The Spiritual Guidance of Man and Humanity
  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture One
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    • process of humanity and in the spiritual content of our present age.
    • before a human being can reach the highest stage of development he
    • For some years now the relationship of human beings
    • content of those worlds should flow into the human soul. But now we
    • Between death and the new birth a human being
    • 5,000 years in human history, the so-called Lesser Kali Yuga. Since
    • — that when he wishes to call a human soul to himself, it is
    • Intercourse between human souls and the higher Hierarchies will
    • Hierarchies need human thoughts in which their deeds are reflected.
    • human side, would not have been right then, nor would they be right
    • When a human being has passed through the Gate of Death
    • what will lead to an understanding of humanity as a whole must depend
    • what has been bestowed upon humanity by creative genius, I will now
    • that no human being could sleep in that position and therefore the
    • then say to ourselves: when a human being is asleep, his Ego and
    • Suppose we could induce in a human being a condition in which his
    • developed human being, the etheric body emerges and the physical body
    • one human being and another. A man's attitude towards another
    • in him or thinks of human beings as pictured by a materialistic view
    • of life. The sacred riddle that every human being should be to us can
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  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Two
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    • the body when waking from sleep. Between birth and death a human
    • after death. Understanding of every human soul without distinction of
    • evolution of humanity. The distinction between Christianity and other
    • the human Ego, the ‘I’. A distinction must however be
    • individuals, marks the limit before which, in later life, a human
    • thus a dividing line in the life of a human being: before it there is
    • 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’
    • human being expands, quite literally expands, into all the planetary
    • sphere into which he then passes. If the lives of various human
    • that human beings living on the Earth during entirely different
    • and prevailing conceptions of the world. The only way in which human
    • conditions prevailing among particular peoples. Humanity today is
    • in the Venus sphere in which we live together with other human beings
    • human beings but to understand and find points of contact with all
    • human souls. In the Sun sphere we feel isolated, like hermits, if the
    • understanding a human being whose soul has been filled with the
    • one's own narrow prejudices has been shown to human beings on Earth,
    • understanding of every human soul. Humanity was obliged to pass
    • human being without distinction. Even when some individual was to be
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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
    • through human will is able to bring about certain changes 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
    • humanity, this will eventually come about. Simply through paying
    • receive from the spiritual world impressions from human beings who
    • Anthroposophy, this will be a means of educating humanity to be
    • tremendous widening of human life and we shall see the purpose of
    • Now the human soul has just as much and just as little
    • to do with the processes of the human body as the communication from
    • perfectly possible for this human soul with all its content to make
    • How are we to picture the relation of the human soul to
    • 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
    • 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
    • first step towards a real understanding of our relationships as human
    • beings and our true human nature. This knowledge will help us to
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  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Four
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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
    • the simple fact that during sleep the human being has no
    • waking life and is concealed from human consciousness. The Bible uses
    • Spirit resolved that when the human being had acquired certain
    • announced that the human being was not to witness the revivification
    • concealed from the human being in his later years. Evidence for this
    • differs from perception on Earth. On Earth the human being stands at
    • the human being describes a circle which passes through the whole
    • When the human being sleeps during his earthly
    • is that during sleep in normal life the human being has no
    • That is the essential difference. If the human being were to awake in
    • human being lives on Earth, therefore also during sleep, he is bound
    • things from one point of view only, whereas when a human being passes
    • human being, let us say at midnight, regarded from the standpoint of
    • human being appears to clairvoyant consciousness — but of
    • picture of the Ego when a human being is asleep, actually becomes
    • human being; with the Ego-forces that permeate him in the waking
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  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Five
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    • an achievement of supreme importance in the history of human
    • is that when a human being rises from the rank of Bodhisattva to that
    • and all-embracing human love which were also to be integrated into
    • longer working in a human body but in the spiritual body in which he
    • human beings but also with those sublime Leaders and Teachers who
    • a Being who need no longer incarnate in a human body, he had
    • implied absolute surrender to what is super-sensible in human nature,
    • numbers of human beings would have developed the character and
    • humanity in modern civilisation.
    • passage of the human soul through the various regions of the Cosmos
    • Earth, how at each new incarnation the human being finds that the
    • but it will continue if human souls receive the impulse of this
    • 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
    • this state of things had remained, humanity would have divided more
    • two categories of human beings would have become more and more
    • to every human soul, living no matter where, the possibility of
    • make it possible for every human soul to discover for itself the path
    • should be compatible with every status in life, that humanity should
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  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Six
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    • human form stems from the Spirits of Form. These Spirits are opposed
    • connected with the planetary sphere of Mars and because the human
    • consecutive epochs during which the human soul has undergone
    • consists in human souls being helped to understand what is now
    • We know that the human being on Earth consists of
    • to the further transformation undergone by the human being between
    • death and rebirth. In the innermost sphere the human ‘I’
    • 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
    • ‘I’ of which human consciousness is first aware is
    • 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
    • human being reaches the level ordained for him, when he can stand
    • Other factors too, of course, play their part. The human being is not
    • upright posture, the human being is ultimately embedded, as it were,
    • human form actually stems; it is the form in which the human ‘I’
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  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Seven
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    • within the human being. Growth, however, continues until checked by
    • 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
    • of Ego-consciousness. If we observe human life with discernment we
    • contribution made by the forces that give the human being his form is
    • formative process, for the principle which builds up the human form
    • 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
    • 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.
    • It is really as if until the seventh year of his life the human being
    • We can therefore say that in the human being a
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  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Eight
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    • Vision of spiritual realities gradually lost by human souls in the
    • the normal perception belonging to outer existence we study human
    • begin with is connected with him as a human being but remains
    • who have reached the stage of human existence during the Earth
    • human kingdom. But then we know that the essential realities which we
    • human kingdom — that is to say, from the viewpoint of sleep we
    • Now the human body — and here I mean the physical
    • sleep, this human body itself has a singular appearance, a
    • human body as seen during sleep show a certain similarity with the
    • 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
    • destruction in the human organism as the precondition of man's life
    • the great intensity at what may now be called the human body; we
    • moment when we begin to take special interest in the human body. It
    • and outside us only the human body. We feel that the stars and other
    • clouds and so forth, in that other life we gaze at the human body. At
    • which human body?
    • To understand this we must be clear that the new human
    • assumes that when a human being comes into existence through birth he
    • time between death and rebirth a human being himself begins to
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  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Nine
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    • Earth. Within certain limits the human being builds and fashions his
    • and consequently he will be an inadequate human being in his next
    • as the human being could otherwise have received them. Their nature
    • then is such that when the human being passes into his next life on
    • investigation and knowing the conditions of human life, we penetrate
    • we study life on Earth with discernment, we see many human beings —
    • the human being and should not be drummed into him; he should work
    • to take a human being before he has learnt to speak, put him on a
    • logically have to say that human beings should not have to learn to
    • mentality was caused, the seer often finds that this type of human
    • proportion of those human beings — and their number is legion —
    • incarnation, we should find that during that period such human beings
    • religiosity. And when today we observe human beings with this
    • physical world forces which in a certain way work freely, upon human
    • which human beings can execute and think about what they want to
    • human beings who carry out the work prescribed for them by their
    • duty drives them. Already there are hosts of human beings who do
    • of those Spirits who further the progress of humanity and send down
    • development leading to the present cycle of evolution, the human
    • the gulf between the living and the dead, that when human beings die
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  • Title: Between Death and Rebirth: Lecture Ten
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    • individuality of the human being concerned, continually expands,
    • stream of heredity. And through this union of the human seed which
    • from the great macrocosmic spheres, there arises the human being who
    • the human being still clings to his sense-impressions and retains a
    • 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
    • human-universal’ quality in existence — that which
    • humanity with which the soul has finished by the time it enters into
    • what, in terms of cosmic existence, the human soul has to experience
    • on Earth. But when the human being assumes embodiment on Earth he can
    • Winter we could now say that from the Mars region onwards the human
    • human beings have contributed to the progress of culture on Earth has
    • through the evolution of humanity, that approached humanity in
    • separated from it. And so, in addition to what the human soul was,



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