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  • Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Contents
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    • consists of pictures. Will expresses itself as reality.
    • Man's organism rightly understood reveals itself as an image of
    • Self-knowledge is attained through the heart. The head is
    • enhanced feeling of self and to memory of existence before
    • man has to produce them himself with effort. This necessity
  • Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Back Cover
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    • draws towards himself from the general ether becomes his
    • etheric body. He clothes himself as it were with his etheric
    • body which develops within man is a world in itself. One might
    • in its lower part something reveals itself which is more or
    • body of man at the moment when he is uniting himself with
  • Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Foreword
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    • already familiar with that basic teaching itself as it is
    • Without this, the reader may find himself awash in what may
    • of experience; and that thought activity itself is, when
    • organs, however, govern the very continuance of life itself. If
    • evolution of the knowing capacity itself. Earlier man did not
    • self-consciousness. We no longer have that awareness of the
    • self-conscious way. We are on our own now; and this is at once
    • in full self-consciousness to a collaboration with the gods in
  • Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Lecture I: The Human Soul in Relation to World Evolution
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    • himself more or less clearly related to something eternal
    • feels self-contained within his soul; he feels himself within
    • within himself. However, a more penetrating insight into his
    • self-observation does not satisfy the deeper needs of man's
    • yet akin to my innermost self? Is their nature such that they
    • kind of self-observation possible in ordinary life is not, to
    • between, linking itself to either, the life of
    • and not mere wish it becomes action. It expresses itself
    • itself to our feeling.
    • happens through my will separates itself from me. It becomes an
    • impulse as are the arm movements, but it detaches itself from
    • world. They are both external realities. If I imagine myself
    • think myself away and look only at what came into existence
    • detaches itself from us and continues its existence apart from
    • taking place in the eye itself (see diagram) we can actually
    • external aspect. But ask yourself if it is possible to
    • itself.
  • Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Lecture II: The True Nature of Memory - 1
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    • conclusion that the lung reveals itself to be at a younger
    • grown-up. One shows itself to be a younger entity, the other an
    • himself from ordinary man, though the latter is still present
    • witness coming into being unites itself with something else. It
    • disappears but not the eye itself. It becomes ever more
    • world, a world that unites itself with our memories; it unites
    • buried after death. The soul itself weaves its own essential
    • itself to be so conveniently stored in notebooks as do
    • although that kind of knowledge does not in itself cause
    • how to attain and how to endure it. In the knowledge itself one
    • our soul is united with a knowledge which itself contains
    • one approaches history, identifying oneself completely
    • sense then — if I may express myself somewhat
  • Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Lecture III: The True Nature of Memory - 2
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    • and sleeping. Human nature itself can be divided
    • Anyone who observes himself without prejudice will
    • himself: Dreams have a pictorial quality; feelings are
    • means of ordinary self-observation you will immediately
    • by itself; the fluid within the organism cannot exist by
    • itself. Within the head we have very little solid and what
    • ourselves. Only the solid organism can be observed by itself.
    • fluid can carry on by itself is because it is isolated within
    • cerebral fluid, that is, within the physical body itself, the
    • breath takes place by itself (see drawing, yellow lines); the
    • physical organism is more by itself and so, too, the
    • understood spiritually; it will then reveal itself as spirit
  • Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Lecture IV: The Human Soul in Relation to Moon and Stars
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    • itself as an expression of the soul. And insofar as the
    • When man looks within himself he becomes aware first of all
    • organism itself. The effects of whatever processes that are
    • instrument with which to attack the lion and defend himself,
    • learns to know himself in his existence within the spiritual
    • distinguish himself from what, to imaginative and
    • beings, angels, archangels and so on. Out of the wisdom itself
    • external world, so that the latter can imprint itself and
    • Then our soul learns to unite itself with that spiritual being
    • which is ourself. We are not part of the spiritual environment
    • physical is to be found there; in the head you are yourself
    • subject of modem psychology. The soul itself is beneath the
    • a whole. There the moon influence asserts itself. So, you see
    • afraid of becoming a dry stick oneself by entertaining
  • Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Lecture V: The Human Soul in Relation Sun and Moon
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    • inclination to look into himself objectively; he is not in the
    • in an objective way because when he observes himself all that
    • external nature as something apart from himself and thus
    • within himself — what his instinctive, dreamlike,
    • laws, then he must go out of himself. He can no longer remain
    • does not project himself into the environment by means of
    • himself to find within the technical the spiritual — the
    • itself, so that, through this self-sustaining thinking, the
    • himself: The world I see around me with its trees, its
    • itself disintegrated.
    • order to become truly man, had to entangle himself completely
    • with the disintegrating earth. Man can now create in himself
    • the counterweight. He must, on the one hand, devote himself
    • completely to modern cognition, really take into himself modern
    • within himself what must otherwise fall away from the world of
    • itself. With the approach of the Middle Ages and the first
    • must gradually accommodate itself to this situation and
    • original Christian mysteries, Christ Himself imparted to His
  • Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Lecture VI: The Formation of the Etheric and the Astral Heart
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    • originate within himself.
    • he draws to himself the forces of the etheric world. The
    • himself with the physical world, through the embryo, he draws
    • (see drawing, violet). That which man draws towards himself
    • himself, as it were, with his etheric body (orange) as he
    • within man is a world in itself. One might say that it is a
    • something reveals itself which is more or less an image of the
    • man, at the moment when he is uniting himself with the physical
    • activity expresses itself as indicated throughout the
    • etheric heart formed itself we have also an astral structure
    • prepared that it can take into itself the forces which develop
    • cosmos within him permeates itself with all his deeds. This
    • external causes within the organism itself. Hidden from sight,
    • take into itself our deeds. Therefore, it makes a great
  • Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Lecture VII: Modern and Ancient Spiritual Exercises
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    • had no clear consciousness of self.
    • clear self-consciousness which permeates the normal human
    • man did not, as it were, distinguish himself from the external
    • direction. Just as a swimmer today feels himself carried
    • material — so the man of old felt himself guided downstream
    • himself to be supported and impelled by Gods of wind, river,
    • within himself. Today this feeling of being at one with
    • himself, as it were, into his breathing. He felt himself one
    • something from the external world into himself which he
    • his own T, an intensified feeling of self. He felt his
    • is aware of himself within the physical world he quite rightly
    • himself he perceives at least a portion of his own being. This
    • an enhanced feeling of selfhood. But in this experience, he did
    • not feel himself living between birth and death in the physical
    • through his changed breathing, feel himself drawn back into the
    • the now awakened selfhood to the whole universe, gave
    • every secret, steeping itself in the mysteries of the world.
    • selfhood, is transported into its past in the spiritual world
    • self-consciousness.
    • initiates strictly isolated the “self' from the external
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  • Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Lecture VIII: The Elementary World and its Beings
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    • automatically; it is as if the brain itself has lost its
    • self. Through inner exercises he sought to attain what today is
    • the `I', the feeling of selfhood. This the Yogi had first to
    • develop in himself.
    • compare the ordinary consciousness of self, that we have
    • one first had to struggle to attain consciousness of self,
    • self-consciousness. To belong willy-nilly to a certain
    • longer being bound up with the subject, is able to unite itself
    • identified himself with what his spirit-soul nature was able to
    • along with earth existence itself. In the last resort,
  • Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Lecture IX: The Contrasting World-Conceptions of East and West
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    • soul life, that he must exert himself considerably when
    • itself with every thought. He felt he must approach, with
    • himself to the result of the divine deeds that remained in his
    • too aware that he produces his thoughts himself. Thoughts,
    • to such spirituality that when man looks into himself and
    • today, when he looks into himself, also fails to see the
    • reveals itself, makes them as ghost-like as the former ghosts.
    • itself. And a system of education must be part of such a

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